There is a growing concern among the local Kurdish Alevi community in London about the occurrence of suicide of its second generation young men who have grown up in the UK and yet appear to be disaffected. There have been 15 suicide cases in Kurdish Alevi community between 2007 and 2011. Durkheim argues that ‘suicide rates are a measure of the health of the social body’ which reflects the social malaise or well being characteristic of a particular community’. Employing ethnographic methods, my research aims to locate these social phenomena in their natural setting in order to understand the social conditions in which they emerge and their impacts on society. Apart from discussing some methodological issues, the aim of this presentation is therefore to identify the themes which provide a framework for understanding the relationship between suicide and migration within the London Kurdish-Alevi Community.