Year: 1974 Source: Annals Academy of Medicine, v.3, no.2, (April 1974), p.125-130 SIEC No: 19860470

In 1971, there were 1133 attempted suicides & 230 suicides (recorded) in Singapore. 94% of attempts, & 14% of suicides, were self-poisoning. Jumping & hanging made up more than 75% of all suicide deaths. 36% of suicides were due to mental illness comprising mainly of schizophrenia (50%), and depressive illness (39%), & 27% due to physical illness. The main cause for attempted female suicide was marital-domestic disharmony, and for males was poverty and mental illness. 9 ref. (EJF)