Year: 1991 Source: IASP Newsletter, v.2, no.3, (1991), p.4-5 SIEC No: 19911147

This article discusses attitudes toward suicide in China. There is a mixture of shame & sympathy for suicide victims. The author reviews the studies on suicide in China, including those on high risk groups, hospital admissions, suicide rates in cities, & attempted suicide. Unlike Western countries, the rates for the elderly are not high, & womens’ rates are higher than mens’ rates. The author concludes by outlining the interventions services available in China. (VM)