Year: 2004 Source: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, v.53, no.22, (11 June 2004), p.481-484 SIEC No: 20040622

To characterize suicides and attempted suicides in China, analyses were conducted of 1) a psychological autopsy study comparing suicides with other injury deaths and 2) 3 studies of attempted suicides. This reports summarizes the results of theses analyses, which indicated that 58% of China’s suicides were caused by ingesting pesticide, & 91% of suicide victims had never visited a mental health professional. Further findings & suggestions for future prevention research are discussed. (9 refs)