Latina teenagers have nation’s highest rate of suicide attempts — JSCMS

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Isabel’s grades were slipping. Her mother was in psychiatric care. Her brothers used drugs and were in and out of prison. She felt hopeless and said she no longer wanted to live. Maria endured domestic violence as a child. Her father had a long history of substance abuse. She was so attached to her mother […]

Teenage Latinas’ Suicidal Behavior—a Crisis Going Largely Ignored – Truthdig

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Image source: http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/do_something_lower_rates_of_teenage_suicide_young_latinas_20160807 For reasons including the clash between their parents’ traditional expectations and the American way of life, Latinas top the list of teens attempting suicide. After a decade of inaction, it’s time this national epidemic is addressed, writes Luis H. Zayas. Source: Teenage Latinas’ Suicidal Behavior—a Crisis Going Largely Ignored – Truthdig

¿Por qué tantas jóvenes hispanas intentan suicidarse en EE.UU.? – BBC Mundo

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THINKSTOCK El número de jóvenes latinas que intentan suicidarse en EE.UU. supera desde hace décadas al que se registra entre las chicas blancas y negras no hispanas. Una de las causas sería en choque cultural entre padres e hijas. Source: ¿Por qué tantas jóvenes hispanas intentan suicidarse en EE.UU.? – BBC Mundo

HispanicTrending: Latinas in crisis

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Latina girls are in crisis, and if we deny it and ignore it, we will doom them with our complacency. Latina teenagers have the highest attempted suicide rate of any adolescent group, the highest teenage pregnancy rate and one of the highest drop out rates, according to researchers. Source: HispanicTrending: Latinas in crisis

Social Issue: Suicide Rates high among Hispanic Girls

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Image source: https://www.latintrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/depression-and-bipolar-disorder.jpg According to the latest report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Hispanic teenage girls to take their lives is twice more likely than other girls of racial backgrounds. The report showed that 26% of Hispanic teenage girls contemplated suicide in 2013 compared to 21% of Hispanic […]

Suicides rate high among teen Latinas – QNS.com

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QNS – 38-15 Bell Blvd. – Bayside, NY 11361 The high suicide rate among teen Latinas in New York City has finally caught the public’s attention. According to a survey conducted in 2009 by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention one out of every nine Latina teens, or 11 percent, attempted suicide in […]

Youth Suicide Attempts Highest Among Latino Girls

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Nivia Dones and daughter Erin Mercado, 17, from the Bronx, was hospitalized three times for attempted suicide. She has been involved with a suicide prevention program for Hispanic teens since she was 13, which she said has changed her attitude toward life. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times) Life is Precious, a nonprofit suicide prevention program for […]

Uncovering Latina suicides

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Image from AP What is driving high suicide rates amongst Latina teenagers? Latina teenagers have one of the highest rates of suicide among teens in the United States. In many cases they share a common thread: they are first-generation Americans with immigrant parents – and they find themselves caught between old traditions and their American […]