Sohn, from Korea, had been studying physics at the university. According to the Brown Daily Herald, Sohn had jumped from a 12th story window of the Science Library (photo by Daehyun Park), and within minutes after his death, police, who had been notified about a possible suicide attempt earlier in the day, arrived on the scene.
At a school wide vigil held on Tuesday evening, university president Christina Paxson spoke on the nature of Sohn’s death.
“It’s a time when we have to think — how can we care for each other better as a community?” Paxson said as she struggled to hold back tears.
You can read the comments of students in the library at the time of the tragedy in the Brown Daily Herald.
To separate the facts and myths about Asian Americans and suicide, you can read this fact sheet from the American Psychological Association.
The Asian American Suicide Education & Prevention Program also has important information of where you can go for help.