Shanghai: Study says 1 in 4 youths thinks about taking own life
Christian Science Monitor
A recent study revealed that one-quarter of the children (ages 8 to 15) in China's wealthiest city have considered taking their own lives. Perhaps more surprising is that the results were made public. Long a taboo topic in China, suicide is becoming part of public discussion.
"In the area of the examination system, there is tremendous pressure on kids today, especially urban kids," says Arthur Kleinman, chairman of Harvard University's anthropology department, who has studied social trends in China for three decades. >> continue
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