Guest editors’ introduction to special issue on advancing our understanding of suicide among Asian Americans.

The issue of suicide among Asian Americans has been understudied to date, largely because suicide rates for Asian Americans in the United States have been historically lower than Caucasians. The current special issue gathers studies that represent progress in the state of science, both advancing the current state of knowledge about suicide in Asian American communities and highlighting innovative approaches to suicide prevention and management. We discuss how the articles in the special issue address the nature and salience of suicide among Asian Americans, risk factors, culturally based expression of suicidal ideation and behaviors, and recommendations for suicide prevention and interventions. We conclude by noting directions for future research. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)