Amsterdam News Features Dr. Alfiee Talks SOMHYOC2022 and the Effectiveness of the 9-8-8 Hotline image

Amsterdam News Features Dr. Alfiee Talks SOMHYOC2022 and the Effectiveness of the 9-8-8 Hotline

"Among our Black young people, we found that they were most likely of all the young people in our study to report having a plan for suicide,” said Breland-Noble. “Any one child expressing that they don’t want to live anymore is too many kids, but when you’re seeing some of the rates in our study it is frankly quite alarming.”

Read about Dr. Alfiee’s take on how her research has provided insight into the real numbers behind suicide and Youth and Young Adults of Color in the U.S. The 9-8-8 National Mental Health Hotline has provided a lifeline to many people all over the nation but what are the pitfalls for communities of color?

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