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First, the Family

Luis H. Zayas

in Latinas Attempting Suicide

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199734726
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894826 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734726.003.0001
First, the Family

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For many Latinas, becoming more autonomous means dealing with the powerful emotional pull of the family. It involves the pressure to remain loyal and tied to the family. The process tears at families’ strengths and resiliency. How well the family and teenager are prepared for this tense dynamic is a key determinant of whether a suicide attempt occurs or not.

Keywords: Hispanics; Latinos; immigration; demographics

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