Mental and Behavioral Health - Hispanics

Poverty level affects mental health status. Hispanics living below the poverty level, as compared to Hispanics over twice the poverty level, are over twice as likely to report psychological distress.

The death rate from suicide for Hispanic men was four times the rate for Hispanic women, in 2017.
However, the suicide rate for Hispanics is less than half that of the non-Hispanic white population.

In 2017, suicide was the second leading cause of death for Hispanics, ages 15 to 34.1
Suicide attempts for Hispanic girls, grades 9-12, were 40 percent higher than for non-Hispanic white girls in the same age group, in 2017.

Non-Hispanic whites received mental health treatment twice as often as Hispanics, in 2018.

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