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Support group for Latina teens confronts depression, suicide
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center is offering a support group for Latina teens to help them cope with mental health illnesses. Latinas are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts or attempts than the general population.
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Reporter Sophia Boyd discusses why Latina teens are disproportionately affected by mental health problems including cutting and suicidal thoughts. The Sixteenth Street Community Health Center has started a support group called SEEDS, which stands for Self-Esteem, Empowerment, Empathy and Discovery of Self.