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suicide

"I had a great life but I must leave." These were the last words written by David Q. Phan, a 14-year-old Vietnamese American junior high school student from Taylorsville, Utah, before he committed suicide. A grieving family -- and multiple...

Terry K Park | Fri, Jan 25th- 12:15pm | Blogger Column, bullying, queer, suicide, Utah, vietnamese americans, Activism, Business, Community, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

Remembering Danny

At 11:13 a.m. on a cold Monday morning in Afghanistan, another American soldier’s life was taken away. This time, the soldier’s death was not the result of shots fired by an enemy attack nor was it the result of “friendly fire.” In fact, there...

Peter J. Swing | Wed, Jan 23rd- 10:47am | corky lee, Danny Chen, military, suicide, Exposure, Issue 25: Generation - Spring 2012, Photography

In honor of Asian Pacific American Mental Health Day, AAMMS revisits its roots and considers the impact of a mantra like "It Gets Better."

Ask a Model Min... | Sun, Jul 15th- 3:47pm | depression, mental health, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

It’s perfectly normal to meet several therapists before deciding on one with whom you feel a good rapport. As with dating, “that didn’t suck” is not a high enough bar.

Ask a Model Min... | Sun, Jul 1st- 2:32pm | Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, mental health, model minority, overachievement, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

This month's AAMMS post was submitted as a comment from a reader. Since I'm not doing this alone -- this column is about collective wisdom -- I'm going to be featuring readers' stories from time to time.

Ask a Model Min... | Fri, May 4th- 1:32am | Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, mental health, model minority, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

The phone is in as visible an area as there is, and I am petrified that crying will make me seem unstable, prove that I am only faking, and they will keep me now even longer, but even as patients and nurses walk right by me, careful not to...

Ask a Model Min... | Mon, Jul 2nd- 11:59pm | 5150, Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, Marin General, mental health, model minority, overachievement, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

I did not want to attend Group Therapy, strongly averse to the idea of sharing personal information (even if strategically fictionalized) with the shufflers and hunchers, the lounging men of sudden hellos.

Ask a Model Min... | Mon, Jul 2nd- 11:40pm | 5150, Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, Marin General, mental health, model minority, overachievement, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

There is a breakfast call at around 7 a.m., but I ask my roommate for the time and decline the meal, telling the staff that I don’t eat breakfast. By 8 a.m. I am up though, because it counts against you to sleep the day away. There are...

Ask a Model Min... | Mon, Jul 2nd- 11:28pm | 5150, Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, Marin General, mental health, model minority, overachievement, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

I am given two sets of light blue pajamas, cotton pants and short-sleeve shirt with snap buttons, and except for the Marin General Hospital printed on the pocket, they’re not unattractive, functional and even comfortable. People wear them,...

Ask a Model Min... | Mon, Jul 2nd- 11:21pm | 5150, Blogger Column, depression, family, intergenerational conflict, Marin General, mental health, model minority, overachievement, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

I try to hide my hands. Black-haired parents with little children wide-eyed as I am led to the car, cuffed behind my back. At least he is kind and asks another cop to give us a ride to his own vehicle, which is parked a distance away,...

Ask a Model Min... | Tue, Jul 3rd- 9:45pm | 5150, Blogger Column, depression, family, Golden Gate Bridge, intergenerational conflict, mental health, model minority, overachievement, suicide, Ask a Model Minority Suicide, Social Issues

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