The youth survey recently released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that when it comes to the rates of teenage suicide attempts, young Latinas continue to outpace girls and boys of other ethnic or racial groups in the U.S.
Nearly 10 years ago, news stories told of this mostly overlooked national phenomenon among a misunderstood and endangered group but one of the fastest-growing segments of the American population. And major city newspaper editorials called for more than research. They called for action.
We need action now more than ever. But more than that, we need sustained action. This is not an inconsequential issue. After all, by 2050, 1 in 4 women in the U.S. will be Hispanic.