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#Indian-Americans must confront mental health stigma, as community grapples with surge in murder-suicides

The Indian American community witnessed a deeply troubling trend in the past year – a disturbing increase in murder-suicide cases. As the American Bazaar reported, 2023 began with a harrowing incident on January 2, involving Dr. Dharmesh Arvind Patel, who drove his Tesla off a cliff in an attempt to take the lives of his entire family. Thankfully, his wife and children miraculously survived, and he now faces charges of attempted murder and child abuse.

The year concluded with another horrifying event, as Rakesh “Rick” Kamal ended the lives of his daughter Arianna, his wife Teena, and ultimately, himself.

Source: Indian Americans must confront mental health stigma, as community grapples with surge in murder-suicides – The American Bazaar