Let Them Go, Let Them Grow: The Latina Girls Project | LifeLines

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North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, a not-for-profit children’s mental health agency whose social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors provide extensive services to residents of Nassau County, Long Island. Source: Let Them Go, Let Them Grow: The Latina Girls Project | LifeLines

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: […]

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

Suicide: Latina Teens – YouTube

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WUSTLBrownSchool – Suicide: Latina Teens Luis Zayas’ commitment to U.S. Latinas and their struggle with suicide started in the 1970s when he encountered the pain and suffering that the teenage girls and their parents were experiencing during his work in emergency rooms and mental health-care clinics. “Latinas have the highest rate of suicide attempt among […]

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. […]