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

Paul Yip, Yingqi Guo, Lynn Tang, Ying-Yeh Chen

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The World Health Organization has recommended restriction of access to suicide means as the most effective strategy in suicide prevention (Yip et al. 2012). However, this is easier said than done, especially in high-rise living environments in many modern metropolises with tall buildings, like in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taipei. Apparently, it is inconceivable to put bars and rails in all tall buildings to present suicides by jumping.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention
EditorsDanuta Wasserman
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780198834441
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

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