Dr. Carolyn Garcia

Garcia CM & Saewyc EM. (2007). Perceptions of mental health among recently-immigrated Mexican adolescents. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 37-54.

Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation are high among Latino adolescents in the U.S., many of whom are immigrants. Immigration during adolescence creates risk factors for mental health problems. The purpose of this study was to explore the health-related perceptions of Mexican-origin immigrant adolescents to inform the design of culturally and developmentally appropriate mental […]

Garcia CM, Duckett LJ, Saewyc EM, Bearinger LH. (2007). Perceptions of Health among Immigrant Latino Adolescents from Mexico. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 25, 81-91.

Purpose: This ethnographic study describes the health-related perceptions of immigrant Latino adolescents from Mexico. Method: Fourteen adolescents, purposively recruited from two non-health-based community settings, participated. Each was interviewed twice and completed a visual narrative project using disposable cameras. Audiotaped transcripts and photographs were inductively analyzed. Findings: Being healthy is holistically perceived by these adolescents and […]

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