Asia Braces for Spike in Suicides

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Here‘s our piece on suicide in Asia in the wake of the current global economic crisis. A new study¬† examines the dramatic jump in suicides following the Asian financial crisis a decade ago. Compared to 1997, suicide rates among men in 1998 rose by 44% in Hong Kong, 39% in Japan and 45% in South Korea. Governments need to come up with national anti-suicide strategies to prevent this from happening again.