Hispanic Young Adult Suicide Rates

Posted on January 5, 2017 in Mental Health

Hispanic Girls at Elevated Risk for Suicide

According to statistics collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rates of suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts are significantly higher in Hispanic girls than in teens of other ethnicities and races. These numbers have been rising and are equally high among all Hispanic countries of origin. There are no definitive answers as to why these teenage girls are so vulnerable, but experts are hopeful that there are ways to curb the trend and to reverse it.

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Suicide Risk and Prevention

Posted on December 14, 2016 in Mental Health

New Tool Helps Identify Those on Edge of Suicide

Two days before she died, Linda called in to work to say she wouldn’t be there that week because of a family emergency. In her early 50s, Linda, a recovering alcoholic, had become an avid biker and was known by her closest friends as a healthy, happy and energetic woman still in her prime.

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