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Prevention of suicide by jumping: Experiences from Taipei City (Taiwan), Hong Kong and Singapore 

Prevention of suicide by jumping: Experiences from Taipei City (Taiwan), Hong Kong and Singapore
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Prevention of suicide by jumping: Experiences from Taipei City (Taiwan), Hong Kong and Singapore
Author(s):

Ying-Yeh Chen

and Paul Yip

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198570059.003.0075
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date: 18 August 2019

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.

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