Inequality: an underacknowledged source of mental illness and distress | The British Journal of Psychiatry

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Greater income inequality is associated with higher prevalence of mental illness and drug misuse in rich societies. There are threefold differences in the proportion of the population suffering from mental illness between more and less equal countries. This relationship is most likely mediated by the impact of inequality on the quality of social relationships and […]

The Sunday Poem: Mercedez Holtry…Latino Roots – Duke City Fix

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Good morning, early risers! Rich Boucher here. Are we ready to do this? Is anyone ever really ready for poetry? What is the best hour for poetry? Is there suc… Source: The Sunday Poem: Mercedez Holtry…Latino Roots – Duke City Fix

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

– Suicide Haunts Latina Youth in NYC

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Like many other families, the Parapis were looking forward to taking the 4th of July holiday off to head to the beach and enjoy the fireworks in the evening. But their plans were tragically altered in the early hours of Friday June 27, when their 14-year-old daughter Alejandra hung herself in the basement of their […]

Experts struggle to prevent Latina suicides in Brooklyn | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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Experts struggle to prevent Latina suicides in Brooklyn An alarmingly high number of teenage Latinas in Brooklyn, 16.4 percent, tried to commit suicide in 2013, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). That’s an increase from 2011, when 11.6 percent of young Latinas in the borough attempted to take their own lives. Source: […]

Celebrating Immigrant Mothers – America’s Voice

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Picture source:AMOR MIGRANTE (YouTube Official Video) – Elena & Los Fulanos Immigrant mothers are worthy of admiration. This is how I concluded a short essay about my undocumented mother, Vilma, who has overcome her fear of deportation. In the essay, I wrote about my mother’s unwavering spirit, her sacrifices, and her ability to always have […]

Suicide rates among Latina teens skyrockets to new heights – NY Daily News

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Image source: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/suicide-rates-latina-teens-skyrockets-new-heights-immigrant-moms-daughters-weigh-article-1.125351 This weekend’s Out Of The Darkness walk through Brooklyn and Manhattan brings the devastating issue of suicide back into the spotlight. Source: Suicide rates among Latina teens skyrockets to new heights – NY Daily News