This study informs leveraging of digital technology and culturally responsive assessments to enhance police referrals of individuals experiencing suicide crises into treatment rather than incarceration. It specifically informs the development of a smartphone app designed to improve that process.
This tip sheet from the American Psychological Association offers a quick overview of risk factors, warning signs, and concrete action steps.
The American Psychological Association’s Office of Ethic Minority Affairs (OEMA) will host a discussion on the impact of substance abuse and addiction within the Native American population in honor of National American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Month.
Presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, this presentation describes how school disciplinary policies discriminate against LGBTQ+ youth creating a school-to-prison pipeline. Presenters share the discrimination and mistreatment that LGBTQ+ youth experience in the juvenile justice system and provide relevant recommendations.
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.