By: Chang Ming-hsiuan and Lilian Wu
Taipei, March 28 (CNA) More than 4,300 teenagers attempted suicide last year and over 36 percent came after setbacks in their relationships with their girlfriends or boyfriends, the Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center said Monday.
The center called on parents to get involved and pay more attention if their children show signs of sleep disorder, tightness, or emotional distress or anger easily.
Wu Chia-yi (吳佳儀), the center’s deputy executive director, said that the number of deaths from suicide in the 15 to 24 age group have fallen by 30 percent over the past decade, but it remained the second leading cause of death among youngsters until 2014.
In terms of gender, women attempted suicide twice as often as men, but they succeeded less often than men because they tend to seek assistance before taking their own lives.
In contrast, men tend to be more repressive and keep to themselves if they want to bring their life to an end. [FULL STORY]