Suicide in Asian American and Asian international college students : understanding risk factors, protective factors, and implication for mental health professionals

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2010-05

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Koo, Chung Seung

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Suicide among Asian college students becomes a major challenge for campus administrators and mental health professionals. The author contends that it is important to understand different and similar characteristics between Asian American and Asian international college students regarding suicide risk factors and protective factors in order to prevent them from committing suicide. The author provides a review of suicidal risk factors and protective factors and implications for campus mental health professionals and recommendations for future research.

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