Surprising New Study Suggests African American Boys at Risk for Self-Harm

October 5, 2015

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – One of the most recent studies on self-harm has uncovered not only new information about adolescents, but also surprising data on African American boys.

“Based on what people once thought about this, we might have thought that white youth and in particular white girls, would be more likely to engage in this behavior. We never would have expected that African American boys were at such high risk,” said study author Dr. Kim Gratz.