Suicide rates among young Asian people in the US have jumped in the past decade. Photo: Shutterstock Suicide rates among young Asian people in the US have jumped in the past decade. Photo: Shutterstock
Suicide rates among young Asian people in the US have jumped in the past decade. Photo: Shutterstock
Mental health

Why are young Asian-Americans killing themselves? Group’s emotional battle against cultural and social pressure in America

  • In the US, suicide was the top cause of death among Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders aged 15-24 in 2017
  • The combination of heavy pressure to succeed and a conflicted cultural identity can increase the risk of depression

Topic |   Mental health
Suicide rates among young Asian people in the US have jumped in the past decade. Photo: Shutterstock Suicide rates among young Asian people in the US have jumped in the past decade. Photo: Shutterstock
Suicide rates among young Asian people in the US have jumped in the past decade. Photo: Shutterstock
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