Mary O’Hara on why mental health problems are worse in ‘rich’ nations | Society | The Guardian

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A report reveals that mental health problems are worse in ‘rich’ nations that are socially unequal – and that individual treatment is not the solution. Mary O’Hara reports Source: Mary O’Hara on why mental health problems are worse in ‘rich’ nations | Society | The Guardian

– 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: […]

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 […]

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