Suicide Among East Asian Youth

  • Steven Sust
  • Lea Hecht
  • Zheya Jenny YuEmail author


As the nation faces the sobering statistics of an increased suicide rate and growing population of East Asian youth in the United States, providing culturally competent mental health care to this unique population becomes critical. Through a clinical case, this book chapter focuses in depth on potential suicide risk factors most relevant to this population in an attempt to provide mental health professionals with knowledge and foundations to work with this population as well as to develop more effective interventions to prevent suicide.


East Asian Youth Suicide Risk factors Parent-child interaction Cultural psychiatry Acculturative family distancing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Public Mental Health and Population Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford University School of MedicinePalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryHall-Mercer, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA

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