Alarming rise in suicides among older women, pupils in Hong Kong blamed on heightened feelings of isolation amid coronavirus measures

An alarming rise in suicides among elderly women and children could have been caused by increased feelings of isolation during long periods of social distancing and school suspensions, a Hong Kong university study has found.However, the overall suicide rate in the city declined slightly last year, dropping to 12.1 deaths per 100,000 people from 13.1 in 2019.Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, founding director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong, identified…


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