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While Hana was previously in Seoul from 2017-18, there were three suicides in the adoptee community living in Korea, within the space of one year. Earlier this year, we lost another member of our community in the same way. ⁣ Suicide and suicidality continues to be an issue amongst transracial, transnational adoptees. When we lose someone, feelings of guilt, grief, and hopelessness ripple throughout the whole community. And yet we don’t really talk about it. ⁣ We want to talk about it. ⁣ We want to talk to professionals and we want to hear from YOU: ⁣ 𝘏𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦?⁣ 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩? ⁣ 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘵 𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵? ⁣ Please email your thoughts/responses to 𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐝𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐬@𝐠𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥.𝐜𝐨𝐦 or send us a private message via Instagram or Facebook. We want to make a special episode on this important topic, guided by our listeners. You can also email us voice recordings (you can just use your phone to record it!), and then we can incorporate some of these recordings into the episode. And if you'd like us to anonymize your submission, please let us know.⁣ We welcome submissions from all of our listeners, but please note that we will prioritise the perspectives of adult transracial, transnational adoptees. ⁣ This is a really important conversation and we want to conduct it delicately, thoughtfully, and respectfully. We thank you in advance for being part of it 🙏❤️⁣ -Hana & Ryan⁣

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