The effects of brief, passive psychoeducation on suicide literacy, stigma, and attitudes toward help-seeking among Latino immigrants living in the United States
Source: American Psychological Association
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Immigrant and Migrant Populations, People experiencing Suicidal Urges
Topics: Crisis Response System, Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Suicide Postvention, Suicide Prevention, Trauma-informed
Latino immigrants underutilize mental health services even if they have made a prior suicide attempt. The study looked at whether a brochure might increase suicide literacy, decrease stigma and change help-seeking behavior. Disappointingly, the effort did not reduce stigma associated with suicidal individuals nor increase help-seeking behavior.