Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United Sates and 8th among Asian Americans. The World Health Organization reports an estimate of 1.8 percent of all deaths worldwide result from suicide each year and estimates that 30,000 Americans commit suicide a year.
If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, we strongly encourage you to do one or more of the following:
- Contact a mental health provider within your community.
- Call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, for a referral. (More than 150 languages are offered)
- Call 1-877-990-8585, Asian LifeNet Hotline (24 hours). (Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese are offered)
- Call 911.
Do not leave the person alone even after phone contact with an appropriate professional has been made.