Suicide seen as 'a way out'

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 May, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 May, 2001, 12:00am

A survey has revealed more than one-in-five teenagers think suicide is a way to solve problems at school and at home. Only 3.5 per cent said they definitely agreed suicide was the right solution to problems. However, 21.8 per cent said they tended to agree it could be a way out in some circumstances. The poll, by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong, interviewed 1,397 students in the New Territories aged 12 to 14.