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.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Chicago Sun TImes Story on AASPI's Seminar on AA College Students' Perceptions of Suicide

On Friday December 4, 2009 AASPI along with Loyola University and Mental Health America IL sponsored a presentation that discussed findings from a series of focus groups that were held with Asian American college students on perceptions of suicide.

Thanks to Mark Brown from the Chicago Sun Times on writing the story linked to this post.

"Shedding light on suicide just might save a life
Experts focus on prevention in Asian-American community"

"Nobody much likes to talk about suicide or think about suicide or, in my case, write about suicide.

By the very nature of the topic, it's kind of depressing.

But with Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis finally concluding officially Friday that School Board President Michael Scott took his own life, this seems like one last chance to get people to read about something we really need to understand better...."

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