Year: 1988 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.33, no.2, (March 1988), p.153-156 SIEC No: 19880945

Three cases of suicide in Chinese women were studied. All three were married, first generation immigrants in their forties with grown children, and had lived in Canada for about 20 years. It was found that their cultural values did not acknowledge mental illness, depression in particular. Also poor english and or french, and loss of adult children support(common in China) led to feelings of isolation. These cases suggest mental health centres in Chinese communities may provide one solution.