Culturally Informed Treatment of Suicidality with Diverse Youth: General Principles

  • Neha Sharma
  • Andres J. PumariegaEmail author


The growing number of culturally diverse youth in the USA implies a social and professional responsibility to provide culturally informed mental healthcare to address their common and diverse needs. Suicidality in diverse youth requires a culturally informed clinical approach both in the immediate aftermath of a suicidal crisis and also in the treatment of underlying psychopathology, precipitating conflict, or perpetuating dynamics. This chapter outlines principles for culturally informed treatment associated with suicidality and useful tools and guides that can assist in such treatment.


Youth Suicide Culture Assessment Diverse 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryTufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryCooper Medical School of Rowan University and Cooper Health SystemCamdenUSA

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