Number of Suicides Among Black Arkansans On the Rise
Recent numbers from the Arkansas Department of Health show that over 500 Arkansans a year die by suicide. The United Health Foundation says males in Arkansas are more likely to carry out suicides than females…and one particularly disturbing trend is an increasing number of Black people who are taking their own lives. KASU’s Johnathan Reaves interviews counselor Shadun Duncan with Mid-South Health Systems. Duncan tells about some of the challenges Black people may face when dealing with a mental health crisis. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.
Just a note that Mid-South Health Systems is an affiliate of Arissa Health and they have previously provided underwriting support on KASU. A crisis line number is 800-356-3035.