Unspoken Loss: Confronting Taboos Around Mental Health and Suicide

In alignment with SAMHIN's goal of promoting more conversations about mental health within the South Asian community and recognizing the valuable contributions of others, we asked Angela, a physician, to share her encounters with the hesitance in Desi families to discuss mental health and suicide. More than twenty-five years have passed, yet the events of [...]

2024-06-30T20:06:39-04:00June 30th, 2024|Mental Health, Suicide|

Adolescent Suicide and Stigma

In keeping with SAMHIN’s mission of greater dialogue on mental health in the South Asian community and highlight the important work of others, we invited Tanish Apte-Joshi to share his thoughts on stigma associated with adolescent suicide during National Suicide Prevention Month. Adolescent suicide is a tragic and complex issue that affects far too many [...]

2023-09-06T22:47:30-04:00September 8th, 2023|Suicide|

Fear of Losing Family Reputation: A Hindrance to Help-Seeking

In 2020, around 46.2% of the United States population received and sought mental health services. 8% was in the Asian population. Although there has been an increasing trend of individuals seeking support, there is still a reluctance to receive mental health services. Contributing factors range from the stigma of mental illness, lack of accessibility to [...]

2022-07-04T16:45:45-04:00May 6th, 2022|Culture, Suicide|

A Time to Reflect

According to the CDC, suicide is 10th leading cause of death in the U.S: there were 47,511 suicide deaths and 1.38 million suicide attempts in the U.S. These numbers become a blur for the family who has lost a loved one to suicide. It is the most devastating and life-changing experience. The suicide loss survivor [...]

2021-09-10T20:35:36-04:00September 10th, 2021|Suicide|

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day Light a candle near your window at 8:00 PM There is hardly anyone whose life has not been touched by suicide in one way or another. September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Let us take this opportunity to remember those whose lives have been affected by suicide, [...]

2020-09-10T22:38:47-04:00September 7th, 2020|Suicide|

How My Brother Defined Mental Health Awareness

Photo by Roshnai Bhowal Mohit’s Story Not a single one of Mohit’s friends ever thought this could happen to Mohit. As a quiet, brilliant, and engaging soul, he inspired me and everyone around him. People used words such as profound, cultured and teacherly to describe Mohit. Even though we live in a culture in which [...]

2020-08-08T14:49:20-04:00July 31st, 2020|Suicide|

Losing a Loved one to Suicide – Struggle with the Aftermath

Most of us have been touched by suicide. There are roughly 42,000 suicides every year in the U.S. Some have lost a young child, some lost a parent, a brother, a sister, a colleague, a friend or a classmate. In a recent survey conducted by SAMHIN, 30 percent of individuals who took the survey knew [...]

2020-09-10T22:45:45-04:00June 13th, 2020|Suicide|
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