Recognizing that the Asian Immigrant Community has one of the highest suicide rates in the country and that it is directly related to cultural stigmatization and, resultingly, a high incidence of  untreated mental health problems, Samaritans collaborated with Hamilton Madison House in the development and presentation of a workshop entitled, “Our Unspoken Problem,” on June 10, 2015 at the Queens Library in Flushing.

The educational event was open to members of the Asian community and those who  work with, care for and treat people within that community who are struggling to cope with mental disorders, gambling problems and other addictive behaviors.

Workshop Presenters included: Peter Yee, “Problem Gambling in the Asian Community”; Erica Vien, “Parenting Challenges for Asian Immigrants”; Inok Kim, “Wellness Challenges for Korean Americans”; Ginette Wong, “Addictive Behaviors in the Asian community.”