This episode is very close to my heart. It's about a heavy topic, and I encourage you to take your time listening to it, or step away from it if it's too much.
In this episode, I talk to four people, all of whom have a relationship to suicide. I speak with Monica (they/them), the eldest child of Chinese immigrants and a freelance musician whose flexible jobs allows them to maintain their mental health; Henry Ling (he/him), who identifies as a third culture kid, found support for mental health and suicidal ideation on YouTube; and Avanti (they/she), a South Asian immigrant, who is training to be a therapist but wants to disrupt what therapy can look like in favor of abolition and community care; and Melody Li (佢/any) a therapist who embodies a decolonized perspective.
We talk about the lack of financial and culturally-specific access to mental health care, how suicide is criminalized, and how we can try to look at suicide prevention from a space of care, sharing stories, and slowing down.