Suicide is an issue of great concern to the Bhutanese community. In order to call attention to this issue, Bhutanese artists have collectively written a music video called "Stop Suicide." The Druk Fusion Band, Menuka Memorial Foundation, Rhythm Screen Creation, and the International Institute of Akron presented an event to release this video on February 28, 2015.
In addition to releasing the video, several professional speakers spoke about their experience with mental health issues.
The event took place on Saturday, February 28, 2015 beginning at 2:00 P.M. in the North High School auditorium located at 985 Gorge Boulevard in Akron, Ohio 44310. There was no admission charge and everyone was invited.
It is difficult to predict who will commit suicide. So if anyone talks about wanting to die, having no reason to live, or being a burden on others -- LISTEN TO THEM. Get them to talk. Tell them you care about them. Doing these simple things can help prevent any more suicides in the Bhutanese diaspora.
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