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.