School suspensions initially provided a good break for highly stressed students. Photo: Robert Ng
School suspensions initially provided a good break for highly stressed students. Photo: Robert Ng

Alarming rise in suicides among older women, pupils in Hong Kong blamed on heightened feelings of isolation amid coronavirus measures

  • Overall suicide rate in the city declined slightly last year, dropping to 12.1 deaths per 100,000 people from 13.1 in 2019
  • Expert identifies three groups in need of special attention – older women, children aged 15 and under, and young female adults

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
School suspensions initially provided a good break for highly stressed students. Photo: Robert Ng
School suspensions initially provided a good break for highly stressed students. Photo: Robert Ng
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