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A Matter of Life and Death: Responding to Increasing Rates of Suicidality in Asian, Black and Latine Youth

Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds

The issue of health disparities is well known and documented in our health systems and disparities in Suicide are no exception. These rates have increased significantly for those of historically marginalized identities. In 2021, the CDC reported that suicide is the first leading cause of death for Asian Americans ages 15-24 and the second leading cause of death for Latine youth. The rates for Black youth are increasing faster than any other racial/ethnic group and have been for over 20 years.

Research indicates that suicide is preventable through a comprehensive public health approach that includes implementation and evaluation of multiple tailored prevention strategies. Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH; Anamaria Orozco, LCSW; and Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD will share their expertise and experience providing racially and culturally responsive assessment and prevention with AAPI, Black/African American, and Latine Youth.

The learning objectives for this session are for participants to:

  1. Better understand the factors that have contributed to the increase in suicide rates for AAPI, Black/African American, and Latine youth
  2. Learn specific culturally/racially informed assessment and treatment considerations for each group
  3. Learn culturally and racially informed strategies to rebuild trust to engage caregivers who likely have experienced racism and discrimination in their own healthcare journey

This will be a hybrid session, held live and in person from the Cohen Auditorium and simulcast via Zoom.




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Grand Rounds
Nov 202314Tuesday