Young Latinas’ rate of suicide attempts requires sustained action | The Star-Telegram

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Studies repeatedly show teenage suicide attempts among Latinas outpace those of girls and boys from other ethnic or racial groups in the U.S. Source: Young Latinas’ rate of suicide attempts requires sustained action | The Star-Telegram

The Stress Of Immigration Can Cause Psychosis, According To New Study | The Huffington Post

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LUIS ACOSTA VIA GETTY IMAGES Source: The Stress Of Immigration Can Cause Psychosis, According To New Study | The Huffington Post The stress and hardship faced by immigrants setting up in a new country could be contributing to an increased risk of psychosis among certain communities. And for those coming to a new country with […]

The Acculturation Gap: Suicide Rates and Risk Factors Among Latina Teens | LifeLines

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Lismari Montes, one of the SEEDS participants. SOPHIA BOYD / MILWAUKEE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS SERVICE Picture source: http://wuwm.com/post/support-group-latina-teens-milwaukee-confronts-depression-suicide#stream/0 An alarmingly high number of Latina teens are attempting suicide, and the number continues to increase. Latina teens report some of the highest rates of depression, attributed to their family relationships, lifestyle expectations and bicultural differences, according to […]

Podcast Roundup

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  The two podcasts to be reviewed in this blog are from Latino USA, part of the Futuro Media Group, National Public Radio. The first one, Yanira’s Story, was aired on March 16, 2012, while the second one You Crazy? Latinos and Mental Health was forecasted on April 19, 2013.Both episodes last approximately 30 minutes. […]

Speaker spotlights Latina youths’ suicide attempts

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Picture source: https://voicesofny.org/2012/07/report-sets-of-alarms-on-latina-teen-suicide/ Attempted suicides among Latina youths continue to occur at higher rates than other youths, sometimes twice as high Doctor shares research in talk By Michelle Gaitan of the San Angelo Standard-Times Attempted suicides among Latina youths continue to occur at higher rates than other youths — sometimes twice as high. Dr. Luis […]

¡Salud! Myths and Reality of Mexican Immigrant Health – selected cuts on Vimeo

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This video contains selected cuts from ¡Salud! Myths and Reality of Mexican Immigrant Health,” is a documentary film focussed on the healthcare and health disparities of Mexican immigrants in the United States, the ‘Latino health paradox’, and the social contexts of health, mental illness, and reproductive health. This film also looks at current research on […]

An Emptiness in My Heart: Coping with mental illness in a foreign land on Vimeo

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A Dominican mother comes to Boston to establish a new life for her family, but becomes overwhelmed by the changes, both externally and internally. This is the story of her journey through mental illness in a foreign land, her struggle to reconnect with her family, finally getting the help she needed, and her urge to […]

Between harm and hope

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At The Interstices Between Harm and Hope Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait “The Wounded Deer” (1946) speaks to this project’s many contradictions. This emotional painting depicts a flirtation with death—a frequent theme in Kahlo’s artistic work—but this piece in particular is a more literal expression of pain and a near-death experience: a perfect image to help me […]

CULTURE OF SILENCE – YouTube

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Source: globalgirlmedia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6pA_TKkwp8CULTURE OF SILENCE There is a stigma around depression in Latina, Asian and African American Cultures. No one wants to talk about it, much less get help. In fact, the highest rate of teen suicide attempts among teenagers nationwide is among Latina girls. GlobalGirls in Los Angeles investigate why through brave and […]