AASPI is dedicated to reducing suicide in the Asian American community of IL. Today's presentation will address the risk factors and barriers to services in the Asian American community. The presenters also aim to help attendees find and share resources to help Asian communities, and learn more about AASPI.
I look forward to learning about how suicide and mental illness are viewed by the Asian American students who participated in the presenters study, and to learning about new mental health resources for Asian communities here in Chicago. I am always excited to see suicide prevention and awareness events being offered to schools and communities, because silence about the topic of suicide can be dangerous.
Next week I will post a follow up to tell you about the presentation, who we met, and what we learned.