Latinas and Suicide

Recent research has found that 15% of Latina teenagers reported attempting suicide in the past year as compared to only 8% of African-Americans and non-Hispanic Caucasian girls. What’s behind this statistic?

For our latest on-demand video, Soad Michelsen, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Clarity CGC, explores the relationship between teen Latinas and suicide. This 5-part series:

  • Discusses the characteristics of young Latinas in the U.S.
  • Describes the relationship between suicide and Latinas
  • Explains measures of prevention and treatment

*Note: You must be able to access YouTube to view these videos. Some organizations limit access to this video-sharing website.

  • Clarity Child Guidance Center is the only nonprofit mental health treatment center for kids ages 3 to 17 in South Texas. Our staff of children’s mental health professionals is the largest in the region. When a child is in crisis, we work with families to get much needed treatment regardless of their ability to pay.

The opinions, representations and statements made within this guest article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of One in Five Minds or Clarity Child Guidance Center. Any copyright remains with the author and any liability with regard to infringement of intellectual property rights remain with them. One in Five Minds and Clarity Child Guidance Center accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or representations.

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