A Center Opens in NYC to Help Suicidal Latina Youth
A center has opened in Washington Heights in response to rising suicide rates among young Latinas.
The CDC reports indicate that suicide rates among adolescent Latinas are approximately 4% higher than their peers in New York City. Dr. Rosa Gil, CEO and President of Communilife, an organization that serves the at-risk Hispanic community in New York, believes that bullying both at school and on social media is a factor lending to these young girls’ depression.
The center will be the fourth of its kind in New York City, and the first located in Manhattan. The center will offer programming, tutoring, and support in both English and Spanish for the girls.