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Cultural considerations in adolescent suicide prevention and psychosocial treatment.

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Goldston, DB; Molock, SD; Whitbeck, LB; Murakami, JL; Zayas, LH; Hall, GCN
Published in: Am Psychol
January 2008

Ethnic groups differ in rates of suicidal behaviors among youths, the context within which suicidal behavior occurs (e.g., different precipitants, vulnerability and protective factors, and reactions to suicidal behaviors), and patterns of help-seeking. In this article, the authors discuss the cultural context of suicidal behavior among African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Latino adolescents, and the implications of these contexts for suicide prevention and treatment. Several cross-cutting issues are discussed, including acculturative stress and protective factors within cultures; the roles of religion and spirituality and the family in culturally sensitive interventions; different manifestations and interpretations of distress in different cultures; and the impact of stigma and cultural distrust on help-seeking. The needs for culturally sensitive and community- based interventions are discussed, along with future opportunities for research in intervention development and evaluation.

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Am Psychol

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0003-066X

Publication Date

January 2008

Volume

63

Issue

1

Start / End Page

14 / 31

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Suicide, Attempted
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Suicide
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Behavior
  • Sex Factors
  • Racial Groups
  • Psychology, Adolescent
 

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Goldston, D. B., Molock, S. D., Whitbeck, L. B., Murakami, J. L., Zayas, L. H., & Hall, G. C. N. (2008). Cultural considerations in adolescent suicide prevention and psychosocial treatment. Am Psychol, 63(1), 14–31. https://doi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.63.1.14
Goldston, David B., Sherry Davis Molock, Leslie B. Whitbeck, Jessica L. Murakami, Luis H. Zayas, and Gordon C Nagayama Hall. “Cultural considerations in adolescent suicide prevention and psychosocial treatment.Am Psychol 63, no. 1 (January 2008): 14–31. https://doi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.63.1.14.
Goldston DB, Molock SD, Whitbeck LB, Murakami JL, Zayas LH, Hall GCN. Cultural considerations in adolescent suicide prevention and psychosocial treatment. Am Psychol. 2008 Jan;63(1):14–31.
Goldston, David B., et al. “Cultural considerations in adolescent suicide prevention and psychosocial treatment.Am Psychol, vol. 63, no. 1, Jan. 2008, pp. 14–31. Pubmed, doi:10.1037/0003-066X.63.1.14.
Goldston DB, Molock SD, Whitbeck LB, Murakami JL, Zayas LH, Hall GCN. Cultural considerations in adolescent suicide prevention and psychosocial treatment. Am Psychol. 2008 Jan;63(1):14–31.

Published In

Am Psychol

DOI

ISSN

0003-066X

Publication Date

January 2008

Volume

63

Issue

1

Start / End Page

14 / 31

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Suicide, Attempted
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Suicide
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Behavior
  • Sex Factors
  • Racial Groups
  • Psychology, Adolescent