A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that youth suicide rates increased from 2018 to 2021 for Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN), Black, and Hispanic youth—but not for White youth. This brief presents three recommendations to help youth-serving CBOs tailor their efforts in this way, which we refer to as applying an equity lens to their youth suicide prevention efforts. By understanding that there is no “one size fits all” approach, CBOs can create safe spaces for Asian, Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and LGBTQ+ youth to share their unique barriers to seeking care, their assets and protective factors, and what they need in their respective communities.
Communities Must Tailor Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts to Those Who Need Them Most
Source: Child Trends