from 1991 to 2017, the rate of reported suicide attempts by african-american teens rose, especially the rate among black boys, according to a study published monday in. (reuters health) - suicide attempts are rising among black teens in the u. Even as they fall among youth from other racial and ethnic groups, a study suggests. suicide deaths among black females aged 13 to 19 rose 12017, while the rate among black teen males rose 60 during that same period. From 1991 to 2017, the rate of reported suicide attempts by african-american children and teens rose, especially among black boys, according to a study published monday in the medical journal pediatrics and reported by cnn. Add topic to email alerts receive an email when new articles are posted on. suicide attempt rates for black teens continue to rise while suicide ideation and planning decreased across all races, rates of suicide attempts increased among black adolescents between 1991 and.