Suicide: A Global Perspective

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In the year 2000, approximately one million people died from suicide: a "global" mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds. In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased ...
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Suicide in Asia-I

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David Lester


More than half of the world’s population lives in Asia1, and the region is diverse in ethnicity and religion, ranging from India where the major religion is Hinduism to Japan where the major religions are Buddhism and Shinto. The rates of suicide differ in the nations making up Asia, as do the methods used for suicide and trends in the suicide rates over the years. This chapter will briefly review some of the facts pertaining to suicide in Asia and identify similarities and differences from suicide elsewhere in the world.


Suicide, Asia, India, Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, aborigines, reasons for suicide.


The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA