Friday 15th December 2017,

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Chinese American Prisoner Attempted Suicide in Iranian Prison

posted by Randall

Xiyue Wang

Xiyue Wang with his wife and son before he left for Iran


 
Views from the Edge
 
Xiyue Wang recently tried to commit suicide in a prison in Iran where he is accused of spying for the US, said his wife.
 
The wife of the Chinese American graduate student pleaded with the Trump … Read more

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Award-Winning Drama Uncovers Depression in Asian American Community

posted by Mandy Day

The ValleyBy Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

The 2017 San Diego Asian Film Festival is well underway, featuring films from first time filmmakers to internationally acclaimed directors. AsAm News had the opportunity to talk to Saila Kariat, an Indian American filmmaker who screened her first, but already award-winning feature length film, The Valley at the UltraStar … Read more

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Aug 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Study: Race Bias Doubles Suicide Consideration by Chinese Elders in U.S.

Study: Race Bias Doubles Suicide Consideration by Chinese Elders in U.S.

posted by Randall
Lydia Li

Lydia W. Li, PhD, of the University of Michigan shown speaking at the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. (Zhihong Li/Sing Tao Daily)

A new study has found a connection among Chinese elders between experiencing racial discrimination and the risk of suicide, reports Sing Tao Daily/New American Media.
 
The study by Lydia W. Li, … Read more

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Jun 25, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese American WWI Veteran Gets Headstone 75 Years Later

Japanese American WWI Veteran Gets Headstone 75 Years Later

posted by Randall
World War I

U.S. soldiers March in WWI

We’ve heard a lot of late of the contributions of Japanese Americans who fought for the 442nd Infantry Regiment, the 100th Battalion, and the Military Intelligent Service.
 
But did you know there were Japanese Americans who not only fought for the United States in World War I, but were … Read more

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Manhattan Chinatown Remembers Private Danny Chen Five Years Later

Manhattan Chinatown Remembers Private Danny Chen Five Years Later

posted by ShirleyNLew

 Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

 

 

Private Danny Chen was only 19 years when he died from a self inflicted gun shot to the head on October 3, 2011. He was a victim of hazing and bullying while serving in the US Army in Afghanistan.

On the fifth anniversary of his death, … Read more

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Feb 3, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Police Investigate Apparent Suicide of Indian American Teen

Police Investigate Apparent Suicide of Indian American Teen

posted by Randall
Ritu Sachdeva

Ritu Sachdeva

Authorities are trying to determine if the suicide of an Indian American student in Murphy, Texas is connected with the death of a classmate the same day, reports India West.

The parents of Ritu Sachdeva, 17, found their daughter dead in her bedroom January 31. The coroner determined Ritu died of an overdose … Read more

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Jan 22, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on “The Rock” Talks about His Bouts with Depression

“The Rock” Talks about His Bouts with Depression

posted by Randall

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson on depression


 
By Ed Diokno
 
‘Running amok’ is a common phrase you probably have heard. Did you know that the word “amok” is of Malaysian origin? “Amok” refers to a person, usually male, who goes on a rampage and starts killing everyone in sight and it usually ends with that person

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NY Times: Intense Academic Pressure Divides Mostly #Asian Immigrant Parents from Whites

posted by Randall
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District

West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District

Proposed reforms intended to ease pressure on students and lessen stress is dividing many Asian immigrant parents from Whites in a school district near Princeton, New Jersey, reports the New York Times.

School Superintendent David Aderhold of the high achieving West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District is proposing a … Read more

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Dec 14, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Jeremy Lin Recalls His Experience with Suicide

Jeremy Lin Recalls His Experience with Suicide

posted by Randall

Jeremy Lin
 
An article in the Atlantic entitled Silicon Valley Suicides inspired NBA star Jeremy Lin to recall his own experience with suicide.
 
Lin graduated from Palo Alto High School which sits right on the edge of Silicon Valley.
 
He wrote a long post on his Facebook page and recalls the the tragic loss … Read more

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Dec 1, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Sleep Deprived Students Struggle with Mental Health

Sleep Deprived Students Struggle with Mental Health

posted by Randall

Sleep Is for the Strong

By Sahar Hakim-Hashemi  

When I was 12 years old, my family immigrated to the US from Iran. My father, being a math professor, wanted for my brothers and I to grow up in the US so we could have a chance to attend the best universities in the world. He sent us to a challenging … Read more

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