By Amaris Castillo | 09/26/2011 - 12:00
Ricky Martin stood up against cyberbullying by changing his Twitter profile photo to that of a teenage boy who committed suicide after being picked on for being bisexual. The Puerto Rican singer himself came out of the closet in 2010, stating on his website that he was “a fortunate homosexual man” and blessed to be who he is.
By Fox News Latino | 03/14/2011 - 12:00
The recession has disproportionately affected Hispanic children in Colorado; driving up the number of Latino children in poverty, exacerbating both nutritional issues and higher rates of attempted suicides among Latino kids.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/08/2010 - 12:28
Demi Lovato should be comforted by the fact that she is not the only teenage Latina to struggle with emotional issues. Unfortunately, as we reported in Sound the Alarm, written by Christina Hernandez for the March 2010 issue, suicide is an increasingly alarming trend among young Latinas.
One in seven Latina teenagers will attempt suicide. More Latina high school students will attempt suicide than black non-Hispanic (9.9 percent) and white non-Hispanic (7.7 percent) teen girls, reports the CDC.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/05/2010 - 09:30
Demi Lovato recorded a video message for all the youth out there who may be suffering at the hands of bullies. Over the last few weeks, five teenagers have committed suicide because they were being bullied. Lovato has always felt that this issue was important, so she took a moment to let other young people know about the Pacer's kids against bullying campaign. She urges kids to visit teensagainstbullying.org and join the campaign on pacerkidsagainstbullying.org.
Check out the PSA below: