Differences between patterns of suicide in East Asia and the West: The importance of sociocultural factors

BJECTIVE:
To compare suicide rates and characteristics in East Asian and Western countries. METHOD:
Data from five East Asian jurisdictions and five English-speaking Western countries were obtained from national offices responsible for collection of statistics. Data were graphed to demonstrate differences between East Asian and Western age patterns of suicide. Relevant literature was[…]

Perceived discrimination and suicide ideation: Moderating roles of anxiety symptoms and ethnic identity among Asian American, African American, and Hispanic emerging adults

Suicide is a leading cause of death for vulnerable ethnic minority emerging adults in the United States (Web‐based injury statistics query and reporting system [WISQARS], 2015). Perceived discrimination (Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40, 2011, 1465) and anxiety symptoms (Asian American Journal of Psychology, 1, 2010, 18) are two predictors that are theoretically and conceptually related, but[…]

Elderly suicide with and without a history of suicidal behavior: Implications for suicide prevention and management.

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Nonsuicidal self-injury in Asian versus Caucasian university students: Who, how, and why?

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Clinical and psychosocial profiles of Asian immigrants who repeatedly attempt suicide: A mixed-method study of risk and protective factors.

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A mediation model of professional psychological help seeking for suicide ideation among Asian American and white American college students.

Relative to White Americans, Asian Americans were advised by fewer people (especially fewer family members) to seek professional help, which was, in turn, associated with lower rates of professional psychological help seeking for suicide ideation. These findings underscore the importance of gatekeeping as a suicide prevention strategy for Asian American college students.

Predictors of Asian American adolescents’ suicide attempts: a latent class regression analysis.

Although suicide-related outcomes among Asian American adolescents are a serious public health problem in the United States, research in this area has been relatively sparse. To address this gap in the empirical literature, this study examined subgroups of Asian American adolescents for whom family, school, and peer relationships exerted differential effects on suicide attempts. Data[…]

South Asians in college counseling.

The goal of this article is to provide information on the assessment and treatment of South Asian college students for mental health practitioners. We provide a brief historical review of the cultures from which these students come and the process of migration to the United States and also make recommendations for work with these students[…]

Moderation effects of perfectionism and discrimination on interpersonal factors and suicide ideation.

This study examined the moderating effects of 3 risk factors-perfectionistic personal discrepancy, perfectionistic family discrepancy, and discrimination-on the associations between interpersonal risk factors (i.e., perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness) and suicide ideation in a sample of 466 Asian international students studying in the United States. We focused specifically on perceived discrimination and maladaptive perfectionism as[…]

The “model minority” victim: immigration, gender, and Asian American vulnerabilities to violence at school.

Although previous research has demonstrated that immigration and gender may be related to victimization within U.S. schools, this study explores how immigration and gender are related to the victimization of Asian American youth within U.S. schools. Multilevel analyses that draw from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 suggest some important results. For instance, Asian American[…]