Immigration and suicidal behavior among Mexicans and Mexican Americans
Source: American Journal of Public Health
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Family Members, Immigrant and Migrant Populations, People experiencing Suicidal Urges
Topics: Crisis Response System, Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Family, Mobile Crisis Unit, Suicide Postvention, Suicide Prevention
Suicide-related outcomes were associated with migration in both the sending and receiving countries and individuals who had migrated to the US younger than age 13 were at higher risk than persons who migrated at a later age. The data suggest that stressors related to the disruption of family dynamics due to migration and/or having a family member living in a different country may be a factor in suicide.