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Latinas Attempting SuicideWhen Cultures, Families, and Daughters Collide$
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Luis H. Zayas

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199734726

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734726.001.0001

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First, the Family

First, the Family

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(p.3) 1 First, the Family
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Latinas Attempting Suicide
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Luis H. Zayas (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734726.003.0001

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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