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. […]

Empress Of’s Lorely Rodriguez: ‘I’m going to be the weirdest person I can possibly be.’ | Public Radio International

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Lorely Rodriguez performs as Empress Of. Here she sits with her mother, Reina Credit: Tower Records Her mom wanted her to become a TV news reporter. Then she listened to Björk — and set her sights on music stardom. #globalnation Source: Empress Of’s Lorely Rodriguez: ‘I’m going to be the weirdest person I can possibly […]

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 […]

Latina Sex Stereotypes – Latino USA

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Picture source: http://images.latintimes.com/sites/latintimes.com/files/2016/05/09/alicia-machado.jpg For Latina women it can often seem like there are only two types of representation they see in the media. They’re either sexy and “spicy” or religious and family oriented. But is that really the case? Source: Latina Sex Stereotypes – Latino USA

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 […]

Watch Full Episodes Online of PBS Indies on PBS | Vamonos

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Source: PBS Indies – Vamonos When Hope learns that Mac, her recently deceased girlfriend, is going to be buried in a dress, she desperately tries to persuade Rosa, Mac’s mother, to bury her in a suit instead. However, when she realizes that she’s fighting old traditional and conservative views, Hope decides to take the matter […]