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South Korea is notorious for its astronomically high rates of suicide. The trend carries over to members of the Korean American community, even those born stateside.

Common among Korea-born Korean Americans is the murder-suicide scenario, in which a father in his late 40s or 50s kills his wife and child(ren), then kills himself.

Elderly Korea-born Korean Americans above the age of 70, both men and women, are also known for suicides. This could be because of not wanting to be a burden to their children who are culturally obligated to provide their parents with very comfortable accommodations, which can be taxing financially and mentally.

Most of the cases below are only from L.A. County and do not include stories from Orange County, where many Koreans in Southern California live.