Korean American Adoptee Suicide Prevention Campaign Teaser

Category: Adopted, Legacy Project, Original Video, Video


September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Adoptees are four times more likely to attempt suicide than non-adoptees. To help raise awareness on the topic of mental health and adoptees, KoreanAmericanStory.org will roll out a special series of the Legacy Project – the Love/Hate Project – which will feature interviews with Korean American adoptees.

In commemoration of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and, as a precursor to the Love/Hate Project, in collaboration with IAMadoptee, we present the first of two short videos which we hope will help the broader community to better understand the experience of being a Korean American adoptee.  We also aspire to send the message to all adoptees, that you are not alone.

• If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
• If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.