More African-American men are turning to suicide, so what are those in the community doing about it?

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Though suicides are seldom reported by media, the number of African-American men in the community who’ve taken their own lives have taken hold of headlines East Baton Rouge Coroner Dr. William “Beau” Clark says those numbers have changed.

The suicide rate for African-American Males have increased rising sevenfold from 2012 to 2018 in East Baton Rouge Parish. 

The topic will also be the center of discussion during today’s Press Club Baton Rouge meeting.

Dr. Rani Whitfield, MD will be discussing the alarming rise in suicides among African-American males and the current status of medical marijuana.

The Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel. at noon.

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