Suicide prevention

The Color of Hope

The Color of Hope

Suicide rates in minority communities are reaching epidemic proportions, especially among the younger generation. Here’s how nurses can make an impact in reversing this tragic trend.

Healing a Wounded Past

Centuries of genocide, cultural destruction and prejudice have left Native Americans an ongoing legacy of serious health problems. Indian nurses can play a crucial role in helping patients begin the process of healing from historical trauma.

Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Care to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Cultural stigma, language barriers and ethnic stereotypes all contribute to underutilization of mental health services by America’s fastest-growing minority population. Nurses can play an important role in helping API patients access the culturally sensitive care they need.

Northern Exposure

Although many researchers still group them together with American Indians, Alaska Natives are finally emerging as a population with its own identity and unique health care needs.

A Hidden Epidemic

How minority nurses can help reverse this growing trend of minority teen suicideHow minority nurses can help reverse this growing trend of minority teen suicide

Women of Color Face Wide Range of Unequal Health Outcomes

Women of color account for approximately one-third of all adult women in the U.S. Yet compared to women who are members of the white majority, minority women continue to bear a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality from a wide range of health problems--from heart disease, lung cancer, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS to suicide and lack of adequate medical insurance.

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