about esther ha foundation


There is Hope
After Loss

Erica Hoffman

Esther Ha was 21 when she died by suicide. She had been living with depression for years, something that, across Korean communities and culture, is often shrugged off or simply ignored. Her parents, Yonghwa and Katie Ha, are now working to change that. In 2014, they created the Esther Ha Foundation in memoriam to their daughter with the intention of raising awareness surrounding mental health and suicide prevention among the Korean community in New York City.