Suicidality in Ethnoracially Minoritized Youth

Guest editors: Lillian Polanco-Roman, PhD, Department of Psychology, The New School; Regina Miranda, PhD, Department of Psychology, Hunter College, CUNY

Suicide and suicidal behaviors have disproportionately increased among ethnoracially minoritized youth in the U.S. Globally, Low- and Middle-Income countries account for over 75% of all suicides, where prevalence is high at a young age. With this call for papers on suicide risk among ethnoracially minoritized youth, SLTB aims to advance the cultural responsiveness of the science and practice of suicide research and prevention among ethnoracially minoritized children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. and globally. We invite original research, theoretical and conceptual papers, systematic reviews, case studies and clinical perspectives, commentaries and letters to the editors that address risk and protective factors associated with suicide-related risk across the spectrum (i.e., suicidal ideation, plans, attempts, deaths) among racially and ethnically minoritized population (i.e., historically and currently faced with unjust barriers to social, political, and economic resources). We welcome views from a range of disciplines including but not limited to epidemiology, anthropology, sociology, psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, neuroscience, biology, genetics.

*Examples of papers that are responsive to the call include but are not
limited to:*

  1. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the validity and reliability of suicide risk assessment tools in ethnoracially minoritized youth
  2. A commentary about an anti-racist approach to studying youth suicide and prevention
  3. Findings from culturally-tailored suicide prevention strategies in American Indian/Native American adolescents
  4. An intersectional approach to youth suicide risk: A case study on addressing suicide risk with an undocumented, Afro-Latina, queer adolescent.
  5. Overcoming systemic barriers and lessons learned from using community-based participatory research in the study of suicide risk among ethnoracially minoritized youth
  6. What we know and don’t know about suicide-related risk in Asian and Pacific Islander emerging adults: A review of the literature
  7. A mixed methods study on the conceptualization of suicide among Black and Latinx/Hispanic pre-adolescent children.
  8. Correlates of suicide ideation and attempts among adolescents in the Caribbean: Findings from the Global School-Based Student Health Survey.

*All submissions must adhere to the Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior Guide for Authors*

Authors should prepare to submit a blinded copy of their submission for masked peer review. Submissions should be sent via the ScholarOne submission portal and select ‘Ethnoracially Minoritized Youth Special Issue’ from the drop-down menu options before completing the submission. The deadline for submission for this special issue is December 15, 2022.

Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Lillian Polanco-Roman at with ‘*Ethnoracially Minoritized Youth Special Issue’ *in the email subject line.*