suicide in the asian american community

The goal of the Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to stop Asian Americans from becoming one of the more than 30,000 Americans who die from suicide each year. Some common Asian American suicide risk factors include family problems, depression and poverty.

Chicago Public Radio recently aired a stunning, haunting story on suicide in the Asian American community. It includes Asian Americans sharing the stories of family members they've lost to suicide: Reducing the Stigma of Suicide in the Asian-American Community.

To learn more about the Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative (AASPI), based in Chicago, go to the website here. Also visit links to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Kristin Brooks Hope Center.

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