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Prevention of suicide by jumping

Ying-Yeh Chen and Paul Yip

in Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198570059
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199640461 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198570059.003.0075

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Prevention of suicide by jumping

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Nearly 80 per cent of the population of Hong Kong and Singapore live in high-rise buildings. High-rise buildings provide an opportunity for committing suicide by jumping, and elevated rates of suicide by this method are observed in the above-mentioned cities. An analysis of the suicides in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taipei can increase understanding and improve possibilities for prevention.

Chapter.  1451 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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