Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in substance-using latinos who are at-risk or positive for HIV presenting to residential substance abuse treatment
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Identify patterns of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in HIV+ or at-risk Latinos presenting for substance abuse treatment. Demonstrate the relationship between acute mental health symptoms, substance abuse, and high rates of suicidality among Latinos. Discuss the importance of culturally relevant acute mental health and suicide interventions for Latino substance users, and the importance of more research on the unique severity of need in this population.
Keyword(s): Latino, Suicide
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the project coordinator of multiple SAMHSA-CSAT funded grants focusing on substance abuse, mental health, and HIV in Latinos in Massachusetts at the Center for Addictions Research & Services at Boston University School of Social Work. This Center continues to publish articles on substance abuse disorders, mental health, and HIV in under-served populations. I hold a Master of Social Work in macro policy and I am completing a Master in Public Health this May.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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