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Suicide in Asia: Causes and Prevention

Paul S. F. Yip

Abstract

Over one million people worldwide commit suicide every year, and more than 60% of suicide deaths occur in Asia. However, very little reliable information is available to permit a good understanding of the multifaceted and complex issues involved in suicide prevention in the region. This book provides analysis of suicide in eight Asian societies. While each society has its own unique characteristics, Asia as a whole is under rapid transition and transformation, and the associated stress and depression are both closely linked to suicide. Hopefully, a better evidence-based understanding of suicid ... More

Keywords: suicide, suicide prevention, Asia, transition, societies, non-government organizations, transformation, stress, depression

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099425
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul S. F. Yip, editor

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1Introduction

Paul S.F. Yip

2 Japan

Yoshitomo Takahashi

3 South Korea

B. C. Ben Park, and David Lester

4Mainland China

Ka Y. Liu, and Paul S. F. Yip

5 Hong Kong

C. K. Law, and Paul S. F. Yip

6 Taiwan

Anne Chao, C. K. Law, P. C. Li, and Paul S. F. Yip

7 Thailand

Manote Lotrakul

8 Singapore

Boon-Hock Chia, and Audrey Chia

9 India

Lakshmi Vijayakumar

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