Data Shows Surge In Suicides Among Cook County’s Black Population

Virus Outbreak Black Suicides
Jasmin Pierre poses for a photo with her smartphone app, in New Orleans, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Pierre, who survived multiple suicide attempts, doesn't want people struggling alone. She created The Safe Place, a free Black-oriented mental health app that's seen more signups during the pandemic. Gerald Herbert / AP Photo
Virus Outbreak Black Suicides
Jasmin Pierre poses for a photo with her smartphone app, in New Orleans, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Pierre, who survived multiple suicide attempts, doesn't want people struggling alone. She created The Safe Place, a free Black-oriented mental health app that's seen more signups during the pandemic. Gerald Herbert / AP Photo

Data Shows Surge In Suicides Among Cook County’s Black Population

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Chicago’s Black community has seen a sharp increase in the number of the suicide-related deaths this year. Reset takes a closer look at the issue.

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with your mental health, the National Suicide Hotline number is 1-800-273-8255.

GUESTS: Lakeidra Chavis, reporter at The Trace

Arturo Carrillo, director of health and violence prevention for Brighton Park Neighborhood Council; lead organizer for the Collaborative for Community Wellness