Post Tagged with: "suicide"

The Caribbean Voice Team at Suicide Prevention Walk in  Guyana (Photo via Facebook)

Bronx Group Aims to Lower Guyanese Suicide Rate

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks September 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm

The Caribbean Voice has launched an effort to reduce the very high suicide rate in Guyana, and to address the problem among the Guyanese diaspora here.

(Photo by Alan Cleaver, Creative Commons license)

Irish Groups Tackle Depression and Suicide

Health, Social Services, Western European November 6, 2013 at 6:17 pm

There is a strong stigma against seeking help to combat depression in the Irish community in New York, reports IrishCentral, but community centers offer counseling, meditation and healing workshops that develop coping skills.

Relatives of Pvt. Danny Chen, including his parents, father Yan Tao Chen. mother Su Zhen Chen, led the march through Chinatown on Thursday night. (Photo by Serena Solomon/DNAinfo)

Anger at Latest Verdict in Danny Chen Bullying Trials

Crime August 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

The “light sentence” in the third conviction of a soldier implicated in the hazing suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen has upset community advocates, reports DNAinfo. Staff Sgt. Blaine Dugas’ sentencing to a reduction in rank and time served has angered some advocates, who say he was in a position to stop the bullying.

Ven Budhu works on a dress for a "Project Runway" challenge.  (Barbara Nitke via Queens Courier)

Voices in Focus: a Guyanese Local on ‘Project Runway’

Culture, Politics August 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Today our stories selected from New York’s ethnic and community press include: a Queens Guyanese-American on “Project Runway”; the sad news that a pending arranged marriage may have driven a local woman to take her life; an explanation of how city redistricting works; and a youth-produced radio station in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Sgt. Adam Holcolmb and Pvt. Danny Chen (Photo from OurChinatown)

30-Day Sentence in First Danny Chen Bullying Trial

Crime August 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

In the first of eight military trials in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, Sgt. Adam Holcomb was sentenced yesterday to 30 days in military jail and allowed to stay in the military after he was found not guilty of the most serious charges against him on Monday, DNAinfo reported.

Jacqueline Rios cries as she recalls how the nonprofit suicide prevention program for Hispanic teens saved her life. Council member Julissa Ferreras is standing to Rios's left, and Beatriz Coronel, the suicide prevention program coordinator, stands on her right on the New York City Hall steps on June 20. (Photo by Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Report Sets Off Alarms on Latina Teen Suicide

Health, Latino July 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

A recent survey on teenage risk behaviors brought renewed attention to the worrying rates of attempted suicide among Latina teens, reported El Correo de Queens and The Epoch Times. The federal survey found that that Hispanic girls considered or attempted suicide at dramatically higher rates than non-Hispanic teens.

Joel Morales committed suicide last week after months of bullying. (Photo by Jeff Mays/DNAinfo)

Harlem Boy’s Suicide Puts Spotlight on Bullying

Crime, Manhattan June 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Joel Morales’ suicide last week has sparked an outpouring of support from the community, and has raised questions about whether school officials and authorities handled his bullying by other children appropriately.

Chen’s mother, Su Zhen Chen, speaks at a recent press conference in Chinatown. (Photo by Aline Reynolds / Downtown Express)

Voices in Focus: Anti-Hazing Bill Inspired by Danny Chen’s Suicide

Crime, Politics May 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Today we have news of proposed legislation to curb military hazing, inspired by the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen; a lawsuit alleging anti-Semitic bullying; a report that denies allegations of anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College; a reaction to the NYPD’s plans to combat racial profiling; and a South-Asian fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

High school students went to Albany yesterday to urge support for the DREAM Act.

Voices in Focus: Tragedy in Yonkers, DREAM Act Rallies, and the Torah on Homosexuality

Culture, Education, Immigration, LGBTQ February 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Here’s what’s on our radar this morning from the community and ethnic media.

DREAMers can face nightmares

DREAMers can face nightmares

Education, Featured Posts, Health, Immigration December 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Two mental health experts spread the word about mental health awareness after a suicide of an undocumented student in Texas.

Veterans look for work at the “Be a Hero, Hire a Hero” job fair at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at Pier 86 on Monday.

Veterans struggling to find employment

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Employers wary of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.