When Paradise is Not Enough
48 Bali Residents Take Their Own Life January –June 2011
Bali Post reports that suicide rates in Bali remain high, with 48 Balinese dying at their own hand between January 1 to June 2011.
The face of suicide in Bali reveals:
• 83% of all suicides thus far in 2011 were by hanging.
• Of the 48 who committed suicide: 9 were from the capital of Denpasar; 7 from Buleleng in North Bali; 3 from Tabanan; 1 from Gianyar; 2 from Klungkung; 8 from Bangli; 7 from Karangasem; 7 from Badung; and 4 from Jembrana.
• After hanging, the second most preferred form of self-annihilation was by drinking acid followed by drowning in lakes or wells.
• Authorities blame prolonged states of depression due to chronic illness or economic difficulties as the motivation for most suicides
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