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Suicide Among Diverse Youth

A Case-Based Guidebook

  • Andres J Pumariega
  • Neha Sharma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Neha Sharma, Andres J. Pumariega
    Pages 1-19
  3. Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, Kenneth M. Rogers
    Pages 31-49
  4. Eugenio M. Rothe, Andres J. Pumariega
    Pages 69-82
  5. Neha Sharma, Deepika Shaligram
    Pages 83-97
  6. Consuelo C. Cagande, Kalvin Foo
    Pages 99-111
  7. Steven Sust, Lea Hecht, Zheya Jenny Yu
    Pages 113-132
  8. Hatice Burakgazi Yilmaz, Alican Dalkilic, Parna Ramprasad Prajapati, Andres J. Pumariega
    Pages 133-145
  9. Fayez El-Gabalawi, Karim Sedky, Racha Nazir
    Pages 147-163
  10. Aida Spahic-Mihajlovic, Alekhya Buddhavarapu, Neha Sharma
    Pages 165-178
  11. Dina Goldstein Silverman
    Pages 179-197
  12. Peter T. Daniolos, Eric N. Boyum, Cynthia J. Telingator
    Pages 199-219
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 239-248

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive review of the complex, growing mental health challenges faced by culturally diverse populations of children and adolescents.Suicide Among Diverse Youth: A Case-Based Guidebook is the first book of its kind, and is designed specifically to bridge the knowledge and skills gap encountered by most clinicians dealing with youth from diverse cultural backgrounds, particularly those different than that of the clinician.

The title begins with two introductory chapters, which cover cultural aspects of suicidality among youth, culturally informed treatment of suicidality with diverse youth, and exampl

es of preventative approaches. These are followed by population specific chapters which cover a broad spectrum of diverse populations, including underserved ethnic and racial populations in the United States, LGBTQ youth, as well as various immigrant populations from Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries. These case-based chapters are structured in a cohesive, easy-to-read format that promotes ease of reference, beginning with a clinical case report, review of literature, unique characteristics and risk factors associated with suicidality, and evidence-based practice provided by the authors from their considerable experience. The authors are often from the same ethnic, racial, or cultural group that they discuss in their writings; providing experiential knowledge where scientific knowledge is lacking.

Suicide Among Diverse Youth: A Case-Based Guidebook is a unique resource that offers the clinical material needed to treat diverse adolescent patients with sensitive, intersectional, and culturally-informed care, and will provide an indispensable resource for medical professionals working with, and caring for these patients.


Adolescent Diversity Suicide Mental Health Chidren youth Assessment Treatment Culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Andres J Pumariega
    • 1
  • Neha Sharma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Cooper Medical School of RowanUniversity Cooper Health SystemCamdenUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryTufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical CenterBostonUSA

About the editors

Andres J. Pumariega, MD

Professor and Chair

Department of Psychiatry

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Cooper Health System

Camden, NJ


Neha Sharma, DO

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry

Tufts University School of Medicine

Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Suicide Among Diverse Youth
  • Book Subtitle A Case-Based Guidebook
  • Editors Andres J Pumariega
    Neha Sharma
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-66202-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88194-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-66203-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    General Practice / Family Medicine
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