MigrAsians
MigrAsians
Jul 6, 2021
Suicide: The Lack of Access to Mental Health Care, How It Is Criminalized, and What We Can Do to Prevent It
Play • 1 hr 3 min

CW: Suicide

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.

Links:

  1. Melody Li's mental health directory and community Inclusive Therapists: www.inclusivetherapists.com
  2. Nisha's interview with Dr. Jennifer Mullan from Decolonizing Therapy: https://www.thehealinghype.com/p/a-conversation-with-decolonizing

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