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Suicide-related risk in Latinx/Hispanic Youth
Collaborating TTC: National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC, Northwest MHTTC
October 6, 2020

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among people ages 10-24 years old and has disproportionately increased Latinx and Hispanic adolescents and young adults, who have elevated rates of suicidal behaviors. This 1.5 hour online session provides information about identifying suicide-related risk in Latinx and Hispanic youth and review evidence-based practices to screen for risk across various settings. • Recognize trends in suicide, suicidal thoughts, and behaviors in Hispanic/Latinx adolescents and young adults in the U.S. • Identify risk and protective factors associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors • Highlight culture-specific risk and protector factors associated with suicide-related risk • Understand how some suicide prevention programs have integrated culture-specific experiences into their strategies • Resources to screen for suicide-related risk in youth

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