Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hispanic Teenagers in Crisis

If there was any doubt in your mind as to the need of mental health outreach to the Hispanic Community then read this article in Durham Herald. Here is an excerpt:

By Monica Chen : The Herald-Sunmchen@heraldsun.comJan 30, 2008 DURHAM -- Latino high school students are twice as likely to attempt suicide as their white and black classmates, according to a recent health survey conducted by the Durham County Health Department and Durham Public Schools. In 2007, about 32 percent of Latino high school students in Durham said they had attempted suicide in the past 12 months, according to the annual Community Health Assessment report.

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