Preventing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Among Latinas: Resilience Research and Theory

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Preventing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Among Latinas: Resilience Research and Theory

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Since the 1960s, in comparison to other ethnic and gender groups , a higher rate of depression and suicide ideation has been documented for Latina girls. This Brief offers a concise summary of contemporary research on this critical topic. Among the considerations are the influence of bullying, families, immigration, and culture on Latina adolescent mental health. Presenting cutting-edge multiracial feminist frameworks for new and existing empirical findings, this book serves to guide the future research agenda on this topic. Clinical recommendations are also included.

ISBN

9783319013817

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Springer

City

Cham, Switzerland

Disciplines

Education

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Table of Contents

1. La Llorona Calling: The Epidemic of Latina Adolescent Depressive Symptoms and Suicidality

Latina Adolescents in the United States

Definitions of Suicide, Suicide-Related Behaviors, and Depressive Symptoms

Warning Signs of Depression and Suicide

Adolescent Suicide in the United states

Interpreting Ethnic Health Disparities: Avoid the Gloss

No Easy Answers: Transcending Cultural Deficit Models

Culture-Bound Definitions of Suicide-Related Illness

In Summary

2. What Drove Her to Do It? Theories of Depression and Suicide

Depression and Suicide

Cognitive Behavioral Theory

Acculturative Stress Model

Interpersonal Theory of Suicide

Zaya’s Ecodevelopmental Model of Latina Suicide

In Summary

3. Latina Adolescent Resilience Rooted within Cultural Strengths

Multiracial Feminist Framework

Importance of Understanding Protective Factors Among Latina Adolescents

Individual Variables

In Summary

4. Risk Factors for Latina Adolescents' Mental Health and Well-being

Macrosystem-Level Risks and Influences

Stereotypes

Stereotypes and Body Image for Young Women

Stress of Discrimination and Prejudice

Family Stress and Conflicts

Peers and Bullying

Teen Dating Violence

Alcohol and Substance Use: Individual and Peer Microsystems

In Summary

5. Reclaiming Malintzin: Healing and Preventing Latina Adolescent Depression and Suicide

Summary of Theory and Current Research Findings

How We Can Use and Apply Research Findings to End the Epidemic

Recommendations for Future Research

Mental health Care Access and Treatment

Recommendations for Future Research

Mental health Care Access and Treatment

Recommendations for Mental Health Professionals

Assessment and Evaluation

Prevention and Treatment

Cultural Adaptations of Treatments

Recommendations for School Professionals

Conclusion and Recommendations

References

Index