Title

Suicide among Asian Americans: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The current review begins with an acknowledgment of the diversity within the Asian American population as well as the scarcity of information on suicide among this particular racial/ethnic minority group. In analyzing what is known and what still needs to be learned about suicide among Asian Americans, the current article provides a critical review of significant factors such as age, gender, religious and spirituality issues, acculturation, social support, familial dynamics, social integration as well as gay/lesbian/bisexual orientations. In examining these factors, recommendations related to interventions and the existing research gaps are also discussed.

Publication Title

Death Studies

Volume

31

Issue

5

First Page

417

Last Page

434