Suicide Prevention in Hispanic and Latinx Youth, the Impact of COVID-19 and Cultural Factors to Consider

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among people ages 10-24 years old and has disproportionately increased in Hispanic and Latinx adolescents and young adults, who have elevated rates of suicidal behaviors. This factsheet will provide information about trends in suicide, suicidal thoughts, and behaviors, identifying suicide-related risk in Hispanic and Latinx youth, and review evidence-based practices to screen for risk across various settings. 

July 14, 2021
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