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9.25.2009

jen wang on npr's tell me more

A few weeks back, I posted something about a recent study showing a higher rate of suicide, or contemplation of suicide, among Asian American women. Almost 16 percent of U.S.-born Asian American women -- compared to 13 percent of all Americans -- have contemplated suicide in their lifetimes.

Our friend Jen Wang from Disgrasian recently appeared as a guest on NPR's Tell Me More, along with Aileen Duldulao, lead author of the research, to discuss these disturbing findings: Asian-American Women More Likely To Attempt Suicide.

It's a really good, frank conversation about a topic that does not get discussed enough in our community -- with deadly consequences. Much props to you, Jen. You did a great job. Listen to the radio story, or read the transcript here.