More Chinese International Students Are Facing Mental Problems Than We Think

In 2006, 3 Chinese international students studying in the United States committed suicide.
Tang Xiaolin, a graduate of one of the top two universities in China, committed suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge last month.
This November, a 20- year-old Chinese student used toxic chemicals to take his own life.
These were not only tragedies for their family, friends, and community of the deceased, but also for the nearly 350,000 international Chinese students in the U.S.
We spoke with Professor Helen Verdeli. Verdeli is a advisor of ISPA, a peer counseling group for international students. We want to get more insight into why these tragedies are occurring.


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