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Suicide Prevention

Insight: Hong Kong's hidden suicide survivors

Do suicides increase during the holidays? In spite of the popular belief in the holiday "blues", statistics show that suicide numbers actually fall during the Christmas period. Perhaps the celebrations and the rituals keep people from slipping deeper into depression. But suicide rates often go up after a holiday.

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 5:44pm

Briefs, November 18, 2012

Passenger dies after collapsing on bus

A 66-year-old man collapsed on the lower deck of an 8P KMB bus heading to the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui early yesterday morning. He had head injuries and was rushed unconscious to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he was certified dead.


HK$20,000 in 'cocaine and ketamine' seized

18 Nov 2012 - 4:58am

Education can tackle nursing suicides

The purpose of education is to acquire knowledge and skills, and most importantly, to develop a noble character with intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence, a positive attitude towards life, and a harmonious relationship with the environment. Such a life education is particularly important for nursing.

16 Nov 2012 - 2:20am

Suicide prevention starts with stronger community bonds

Suicide is still a sensitive topic in Asian countries. Since 1997, Hong Kong has experienced one of the most drastic changes in suicide rates. From a rate of 12.5 per 100,000 in 1997, it hit a historical high of 18.6 in 2003, an almost 50 per cent increase in a seven-year period.

1 Nov 2012 - 2:58am

Working Hongkongers no less vulnerable to suicide risks

The World Health Organisation estimates that there are about one million suicide deaths every year, which represents a "global" mortality rate of 16 per 100,000 people - or one death every 40 seconds. For every death by suicide, 20 or more people attempt to end their lives.

11 Sep 2012 - 7:17am

Talking points

First day jitters for some undergraduates

10 Sep 2012 - 2:04am

A listening ear can be a gift for all seasons

December is usually a month when we get extraordinarily busy, and so is February. This year, with the Lunar New Year falling at the end of January, there will be two months that keep us on the go - not because of gift shopping, but because we are giving emotional support to people who need a listening ear.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

HK suicide-prevention specialists monitor influence of web

Social media can spread trends far and fast but also popularise messages that encourage unhealthy emotions and dangerous behaviour among Net users. People have in the past used the internet to vent their grief or desperation before taking their own lives.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Oxbridge fund-raising gala lasts whole night long

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong Biennial Varsity Ball was held at the Hong Kong Country Club on Saturday. All tickets were sold out, and the event's glamorous 'red carpet' theme attracted more than 300 alumni and donors.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lack of professional help is costing lives

A lack of psychological counselling is to blame for the mainland's high suicide rate, with less than 10 per cent of depressed people receiving help, a Shanghai psychologist says.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am