Year: 2009 Source: Crisis, v.30, no.2, (2009), p.79-84 SIEC No: 20100278

This retrospective record-based study examined suicides by jumping from 3 iconic bridges in Hong Kong & explored possible prevention strategies. The majority of suicide victims were male, middle-aged, married or cohabiting, not living alone, employed or self-employed, & in financial difficulty. None of these cases had a reported psychiatric diagnosis or psychiatric care history, & only one case had a history of suicide attempt. These cases appeared to be different from the profiles of cases from other countries. Potential prevention measures are discussed. (19 refs.)