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Washington Informer: Looking Away from Depression & Suicide in the indian American Community


Sunil TripathiA study from the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum found a higher percentage of young South Asian Americans between the ages of 15 to 24 show signs of depression, according to the Washington Informer.

Former Brown University student Sunil Tripathi (pictured left) is a perfect example of this.

“He was never clinically diagnosed with depression. But we in the family knew he had problems with his mood.” said Sunil’s brother Ravi.

Ravi made his remarks the week his brother’s body was pulled from the Providence River shortly after he committed suicide.

Unfortunately South Asian Americans utilize mental health services at a much lower rate, according to the Health Forum study.  Yet South Asian American women have a higher rate of suicide.

You can read about some of the reasons behind this in the Washington Informer.





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