Suicide can impact any of our lives. Just this year 31-year old Nima Bhakta from California (of Indian-origin) died by suicide as a result of the postpartum depression she endured after giving birth to her infant. Garima Kathari (35) and Man Mohan Mall (37) a New Jersey couple also died due to a murder-suicide. Though details have not been shared, it seems the couple had financial stresses due to the pandemic. Garima was also pregnant.
Depression, stress, anger, hopelessness – these are feelings many people may go through, and left alone can progress to an individual contemplating or attempting suicide.
For Asian Americans
- Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death
- Second leading cause of death ages 15-34
- Asian American college students more likely than White students to have suicidal thoughts / attempt suicide
- Highest suicide rate among ALL females ages 65-84
Know the symptoms – and how to help. If you need help – you can call our 24/7 Crisis Line. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255.