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SF Chronicle: Bigotry Leads to Depression & Suicide Among #Asian Americans

posted by Randall

elderlyA new study has found bigotry and discrimination can lead to depression and even suicide among Asian Americans, reports the SF Chronicle.

“Part of the issue for immigrants is how comfortable and how much meaning they find in a new location,” said David Takeuchi, a professor of sociology at the University of Washington.. “That attachment or detachment can, over time, lead to kind of a good quality of life, or if you’re not so attached, you may find a poor quality of life, including poor health, poor mental health, lots of suicide and so on.”

The problem is particularly acute among Asian American women over 65. who have the highest rate of suicide among all races and ethnicities.

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