Paved with good intentions: How our systems intersect to create health disparities for multiply marginalized youth

Anna Maria Ros*, Claire A. Coyne, Stephanie Clarke

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Background: Youth who hold multiply marginalized identities often experience barriers in accessing care following psychiatric hospitalization. Methodology: The following commentary piece shares a case amalgamation from a multidisciplinary gender clinic in a tertiary care children's hospital which illustrates the myriad of ways that our current mental healthcare systems fail to connect youth efficiently and effectively to the evidence-based, culturally relevant, and affirming care that they require, particularly youth experiencing overlapping systems of discrimination and disadvantage. Conclusions: This piece highlights the inaccessibility of dialectical behavior therapy for multiply marginalized youth, and outlines suggestions for improving access to high-quality care for minoritized youth engaging in suicidal behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords

  • dialectical behavior therapy
  • evidence-based therapy
  • suicidal behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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