Hopeless and angry young males can do desperate things. How mentors can stand by in their times of crisis.
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Why Black men are killing themselves, warning signs, and what to do if you’re worried about someone.
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Men are taught to fight their way out of their problems. When men turn that violence on themselves, the result is both epic and tragic.