Stories of Mothers and Daughters

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A Latina daughter, her American immigrant mother, and 157 Barbies I want to begin this blog with a story that reflects the complex relationship between American daughters raised by Latino immigrant mothers and at the same time highlights the resolution, creativity, and endurance of both Latino mothers and their daughters. The title of the blog […]

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

Why Are Hispanic Teens Prone to Suicidal Thoughts? | The Right Step

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. A recent study found that Hispanic teens are much more likely to have suicidal thoughts than their non-Hispanic peers. Suicidal thoughts or attempts are not unusual for teenagers. It is a tumultuous time during which a young person is trying to figure out who she is and what her future will look like. Source: […]

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