The authors have developed a stress scale that takes into account current political realities that impact Latinx farmworkers. Using this scale, they found that stress from immigration policies impacts both physical and mental health of this group.
Using focus groups, the authors were able to identify factors that would make it more likely for Mexican American migrant farmworkers to access mental health care.
The association between duration of US residence and suicidality and psychopathology is higher for Latino immigrants than for other racial ethnic groups. While this study focused on characteristics of the individuals themselves, it is also possible that conditions in the host country favor certain ethnic/racial groups over others.
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.