‘We’re Losing Our Kids’: Black Youth Suicide Rate Rising Far Faster Than for Whites; Coronavirus, Police Violence Deepen Trauma - Diverse Health

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‘We’re Losing Our Kids’: Black Youth Suicide Rate Rising Far Faster Than for Whites; Coronavirus, Police Violence Deepen Trauma

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by Jayne O'Donnell

A decade after she tried to take her life as a college freshman, Victoria Waltz, a gifted child who played the harp, is only beginning to understand how things got so bad.

“It’s been a journey and a process from then to now,” said Waltz, now 28. “It was a slow build up over time, starting in middle school. I had a lot of challenges trying to fit in and not knowing to talk about how I was really feeling.”

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