Authorities arrest 12 undocumented residents during protest in San Bernardino – “Claudia Hernandez, who came from Watts in Los Angeles County, said her immigration status led her to contemplate suicide. Hernandez, who was also arrested, urged other undocumented youth to stay positive and strong because “the reform is coming.”
Ser indocumentado afecta salud mental de jóvenes - Expertos aseguran que el no tener documentos legales tiene implicaciones en el bienestar de niños y jóvenes.
The death of Joaquin Luna, part 2 - Joaquin Luna left a lot of letters to relatives, each presumably a personal goodbye before he committed suicide last week in Mission. Because we do not know the contents of this very private conversation, the true motivation for a most desperate act remains unknown.
Disillusioned Young Immigrant Kills Himself, Starting an Emotional Debate – On the last night of his life, Joaquin Luna Jr., 18, filled the pages of a spiral notebook with goodbyes. In brief letters to relatives, friends and teachers, he asked one of his brothers to take care of his nephews and his niece and told a friend he had left a memento for her in his Bible.
Immigrant’s suicide leaves behind pain – “The family of a Brazilian teen who recently committed suicide remembered him as someone who loved this country but did not speak up enough about his worries.”
14 y.o. protest organizer commits suicide aft. threats from school faculty - Eighth grader Anthony Soltero shot himself on Thursday, March 30, after the assistant principal at De Anza Middle School told him that he was going to prison for three years because of his involvement as an organizer of the March 28 school walk-outs to protest the anti-immigrant legislation in Washington.
Deportees from U.S. face bleak prospects in Haiti - He said he has even contemplated suicide. “This deportation,” he said, “has been a downfall for me.”
Bhutanese refugees: American dream tantalizes, deceives – Although no suicide has occurred in Oregon, I have met several Bhutanese refugees here who have contemplated suicide due to their dire financial circumstances. Thankfully I was able to connect them to resources and counseling and tried to give them hope for the future.