Immigration generation status and its association with suicide attempts, substance use, and depressive symptoms among Latino adolescents in the USA
Source: National Library of Medicine
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Immigrant and Migrant Populations, People experiencing Suicidal Urges, People who have experienced Trauma, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Crisis Response System, Mobile Crisis Unit, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, Suicide Postvention, Suicide Prevention
Second-generation and later-generations of Latino youth had higher risk of suicide, illicit drug use and alcohol use than first-generation Latino youth. Acculturation to US culture is considered a causal contributing factor to the differences in these rates.