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Reducing the Stigma of Suicide in the Asian-American Community

The goal of the Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative is to raise awareness of mental health issues. The goal? To stop Asian-Americans from becoming one of the more than 30,000 Americans who die from suicide each year. Family problems top the list of Asian-American suicide risk factors, beating out common factors like depression and poverty. Some Asian-Americans who have lost family share their stories.

Related:
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Kristin Brooks Hope Center

Suresh Unni is conducting a study to better understand experiences of Indian-American sibling survivors of suicide and their perceptions of contextual factors that may have been related to their sibling's suicide. For more information, contact seshu98@hotmail.com.

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