Stanford Tackles An Overlooked Epidemic Among Asian-American Students


Noticing a dramatic increase in the rate of teenage suicides in the Asian community, San Francisco Bay is finally gearing up to do something about it.

A new parenting workshop on Asian parental expectations is compelling parents to address teenage issues like suicides and student distress in the San Francisco Bay area.

The workshop, produced by psychiatrists at Stanford University in Palo Alto, comes in wake of the nine suicides in the city — out of which four youth were Asian.

Schools, community leaders and parents will convene in Palo Alto on April 20 to address sensitive issues, like academic expectations, high counselor-to-student ratio and the stigma of mental illnesses in youth.

[Get the full article at Carbonated.tv]


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