The purpose of Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative (AASPI) is to reduce suicide in Asian American communities in Illinois by education, training, advocacy, and research initiatives.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Are you an Asian American mental health provider -- (psychiatrist, psychologist, master’s level counselor, social worker, or psychiatric nurse)? Do you serve Asian American clients?

The Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative (AASPI) invites you to share your ideas, opinions, and knowledge about what needs to be done to PREVENT suicide in Asian Americans in a focus group discussion with other mental health providers.

What: A research study of Asian American Mental Health Providers perceptions and opinions on suicide prevention. The study is supported by a pilot grant from the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services.

• Duration: 2 hours
• Refreshments --- Will be served
• Parking --- Will be reimbursed by UIC
• Compensation --- A gift coupon of $25.00 as a token of gratitude

Where: TBD

When: Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 6:30 --- 8:30 p.m.
6:30 – 6:50 -- Refreshments and registration
7:00 – 8:30 -- Focus group discussion, we will start punctually!

When: Saturday, September 13, 2008, 9:30 --- 11:30 a.m.
9:30 – 9:50 -- Refreshments and registration
10:00– 11:30 --Focus group discussion, we will start punctually!

(Select one of the above groups to participate in)

For further information please contact Aruna Jha, Ph.D. at arunajha@uic.edu, or Joanna Su at joannasu@mac.com (773-307-7008). Thanks!

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