Year: 1992 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (25th: 1992: Chicago), p.112-113 SIEC No: 19940398

Data on adolescent suicide in Singapore was collected from all cases recorded by the coroner since 1980. Indian adolescents had the highest suicide rates & Malays the lowest. No significant differences in methods were noted. The main factors associated with suicide in all ethnic groups were personal problems, mental illness, physical illness & financial problems. Protective factors for the Malays included their religion & a customary outlook of being more relaxed & accepting of fate.