Experts cite extreme pressures to succeed as one of the reasons for a high prevalence of suicide among Korean-Americans. Photo illustration: Huy Truong

How a deadly US epidemic is fuelled by Korean mental health taboo

  • Ethnic Koreans in the US are taking their own lives at disproportionately high levels
  • Despite moving, Korean immigrants still have to deal with a cultural stigma about mental health treatment and face extreme pressure to succeed
Topic |   South Korea

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Experts cite extreme pressures to succeed as one of the reasons for a high prevalence of suicide among Korean-Americans. Photo illustration: Huy Truong
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