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Lowest suicide rate in the world







Lowest suicide rate in the world

In 2002 the Lancet, a British medical journal, said there were 23.2 suicides per 100,000 people annually from 1995 to 1999. This year a report by a group of researchers from the University of Hong Kong found that had declined to an average annual rate of 9.8 per 100,000 for the years 2009-11, a 58% drop.

Paul Yip, director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong and a co-author of the recent study, says no …… has ever achieved such a rapid decline in suicides. And yet, experts say, China has done it without a significant improvement in mental-health services—and without any national publicity effort to lower suicides.

What has happened? How can you explain such a development? Who or what is responsible for this enormous decline?

Can one believe in these data?

Questions without answers. I dont want to force any kind of speculation. But I want to intensify the discussion about this issue in China and the search for answers. As well as the encounter among people about this issue, because this issue is a life-issue. So it concerns all of us.

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