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  1. *A post that went viral on social media alleged that the former worker committed suicide after she was bullied and insulted at work *In a suicide note, she mentioned the burden that she faced after she lost her job *MOM said the worker did not make a report before her death in December last year. *About 11 months later, on Oct 29, her mother contacted the ministry *The firm’s director “strenuously denies” any bullying and verbal abuse at the workplace, and said the allegations were “baseless and malicious” Read more at https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/mom-investigating-firm-after-ex-employee-committed-suicide-allegedly-due-harsh-working?cid=emarsys-today_TODAY's morning briefing for Nov 24, 2020 (ACTIVE)_newsletter_24112020_today
  2. Lala81

    Yuko takeuchi RIP

    https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/trending/japanese-miss-sherlock-yuko-takeuchi-dies-apparent-suicide-13153242 Sad. She was so cute and charming in mukodono. Her smile can really light up your world.
  3. Tt_hh

    Haiz...another suicide?

    JOHOR BARU: A 42-year-old Singaporean is in critical condition with serious burns to his body after he set himself on fire near a petrol station in Century Gardens here yesterday. The victim, whose name was withheld pending investigations, suffered 100 per cent burns to his body and is being warded at Sultanah Aminah Hospital. Investigations revealed that the victim had used a four-litre petrol container to buy fuel from the station on the pretext that his car had broken down at about 9.20am. Following that, he walked away from the petrol station while dousing himself with the petrol. Johor Baru Selatan police chief Assistant Commissioner Sulaiman Salleh said the victim then set himself on fire with a cigarette lighter. "Then the victim, who was in flames, started running to a nearby hotel before he fell into a drain, which was about 50m from the petrol station." Sulaiman said members of the public had immediately called for an ambulance to take him to hospital. He confirmed the victim was in critical condition following the burns he suffered. Sulaiman said police were investigating the cause of the incident as well as identifying the victim's family, with assistance from the Singapore consulate's office here.
  4. https://www.zaobao.com.sg/znews/singapore/story20200305-1034509?cx_testId=45&cx_testVariant=cx_1&cx_artPos=0#cxrecs_s Sigh... so much bad news lately. Yet another suicide. Still young at 27, and have to end his life because of a Thai girl... What a waste of precious life. The driver of the BMW also really suay, happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Must be traumatised when it happened. I suspect that the owner will not want to continue to own/drive the car anymore, wasted for such a nice car. If there's gonna be a cheap BMW X5 for sale soon... better avoid...
  5. Dangerous games that young children may be playing, including hurting others or themselves. A few years back they had the blue whale game. https://www.businessinsider.sg/what-is-momo-viral-challenge-2019-2/amp
  6. Sweeping changes proposed to Singapore Penal Code; attempted suicide to be decriminalised. One of the PCRC’s recommendations the Government took onboard is the decriminalisation of attempted suicide. The release said that most of the respondents to the recommendations agreed that people who attempt suicide should be provided with help rather than be penalised. A minority felt that decriminalising the act is “contrary to the societal view that life is precious”, it added. To this, the Government said the repeal of attempted suicide “does not mean that (it) has shifted its position on the sanctity of life”. “This is reflected through the continued criminalisation of the abetment of attempted suicide, as well as amendments to other legislation to provide the police with the powers to intervene to prevent loss of life or injury in cases of attempted suicide,” the ministries said. Euthanasia, for instance, is still a crime. People who attempt suicide should be helped, not prosecuted In an announcement from the Ministries of Home Affairs and Law, the government said it agrees that people who attempt suicide should be provided with help, instead of being prosecuted as criminals. It acknowledged growing recognition that treatment, rather than prosecution, is the appropriate response to people who attempt to take their own lives. The PCRC highlighted that this has also formed the basis of how the police has handled cases like this thus far. As it is, the rate of prosecution under Section 309 is extremely low, the ministries said, with the police usually referring cases of attempted suicide to a hospital or the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for assessment. Police and SCDF to be better empowered to help As such, the PCRC further proposed several measures to be implemented in conjunction with the repeal of Section 309, to better strengthen the abilities of the police and SCDF to aid such cases. https://mothership.sg/2019/02/attempted-suicide-decriminalised-section-309-repeal/?fbclid=IwAR149Pl7ZKeBbNQTev0OT5N75E9E_y-Fd2WhOgZrconCqYrVyD_K-XjNdCg
  7. resulted in intern committed suicide... ========================================= ST senior editors Daryl Chin and Marc Lim to be redeployed, following findings by Committee of Inquiry over purported “improper relations” with intern Danisha Hakeem 2018-10-04 Current Affairs Disciplinary actions have been taken by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) on two senior editors in The Straits Times (ST), following findings by a Committee of Inquiry (COI) regarding an alleged affair with an intern. Earlier on Wednesday, TOC broke the story of Marc Lim, who was appointed as news editor in Sep 2016, being demoted due to the alleged affair. Mr Lim, 42, is married, with two children. Among his key duties is to oversee Singapore news coverage across print and digital platforms. Prior to being a news editor, Mr Lim was the sports editor and the assistant news editor. TOC understands that Mr Lim has been removed from editorial functions, and will no longer hold supervisory roles in his current capacity, in addition to being demoted two levels as a result of the COI investigation. According to sources, ST's Social Media Editor, Daryl Chin is allegedly the other senior editor who is involved with the intern. Mr Chin has been with SPH for almost 12 years, starting as a content producer in Apr 2007 until Aug the following year. He had then taken on the role of a multimedia journalist for RazorTV until Apr 2010, before moving on to the role of Property Correspondent for ST until Aug 2014. Since then, he has been holding the position of Social Media Editor at the mainstream news platform. It is said that the intern had purportedly attempted suicide after her boyfriend – who is neither of the two named editors – confronted her on the alleged affair. Previously, a SPH spokesperson responded to TOC's queries, stating that SPH had convened an internal inquiry after a member of its staff from the ST newsroom was hospitalised last week, and is now undergoing recovery at home. In a statement on 3 Oct, SPH said: "Our top priority is to ensure she receives all medical attention and assistance she needs as well as to provide help to her family at this difficult time." The panel was tasked to probe into allegations surrounding two separate instances of "improper relations" between a subordinate member of staff and two ST editors, and has subsequently found sufficient grounds to conclude that the two editors concerned had breached SPH's code of conduct. The SPH spokesperson said that both Mr Lim and Mr Chin will face disciplinary action “commensurate with the seriousness of their actions”. According to the spokesperson: "One editor will be removed from his post, demoted and redeployed; the other will be given a written warning, have his salary docked, and redeployed." The statement added: "SPH takes a serious view of any transgressions of its code of conduct for its staff and will not hesitate to take appropriate measures following a full and transparent inquiry process." Editor-in-Chief of ST Warren Fernandez said that SPH had “decided that we wouldn’t do an immediate termination… largely because of the good work they’ve done." Touching on a query from an ST staff, Mr Fernandez said that the misconduct by the editors had to do with “supervisors using their positions to get into relationships,” adding that as far as he is informed, the matter is not being investigated by the police. ‘We want to make clear that this kind of behaviour is not acceptable in the ST newsroom. Both of them have done good work in the ST newsroom… we will try our best to support them through this difficult period.” TOC notes that as it is a criminal offence for one to attempt suicide, the police would be looking into the circumstance of the matter and not the alleged affair.
  8. when i read this article i think of @dach..... esp from the loneliness he exudes... on a serious note, it is a worrying trend.. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/suicides-elderly-singapore-all-time-high-sos-10565002 Number of elderly suicides at all-time high: SOS TODAY) SINGAPORE: When Madam Tan (not her real name), a widow in her 90s, suddenly lost her son to a heart attack, she thought all hope was lost. After all, he was the only close family member she had left. Furthermore Mdm Tan, a fall risk living in a rental flat, had lost all independence due to her limited mobility and weak legs. "Our care management team knew of her suicidal thoughts," senior social worker at Tsao Foundation's Hua Mei Mobile Clinic Jasmine Wong told Channel NewsAsia. So, staff from the organisation's counselling and coaching team provided her with psycho-emotional counselling and therapy, and worked with neighbours and community partners to support her daily living. With Mdm Tan refusing to go to a nursing home, the staff made frequent visits to "reassure her that life has more to offer". They continued to care for her for another year or so, until she died from cancer. But there are others who fall through the cracks. The number of elderly aged 60 and above who took their own lives peaked at 129 last year, the highest since suicide tracking started in 1991, the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) said in a release on Monday (Jul 30). This is six cases more than 2016, when 123 elderly suicides were reported. The proportion of elderly suicides has also gone up: Seniors made up 36 per cent of 361 suicides reported in 2017, compared to 29 per cent of 429 suicides the year before. “It is very worrying that many elderly are turning to suicide as the only choice to end their pain and struggles, when they should be enjoying the lustre of their golden years,” SOS executive director Christine Wong said. According to National University of Singapore sociologist Tan Ern Ser, the typical profile of a senior who is more likely to commit suicide is probably someone aged 75 or above, living alone or with a spouse, and has only up to primary school education. FEAR OF BEING A BURDEN, SOCIAL DISCONNECTION AMONG REASONS These seniors might feel that life is "empty and meaningless", Dr Tan told Channel NewsAsia, stating the absence of social support or a chronic or terminal illness as some common reasons for suicide. Other common struggles include social disconnection, the fear of burdening family and friends, and daily difficulties due to physical challenges and deteriorating mental health, SOS said, citing callers to their 24-hour hotline. "These concerns predisposes socially isolated elderly to depression and suicidal thoughts when struggles go undetected and unaddressed," it added. READ: High prevalence of suicide in older adults aged 50 and above: SOS However, SOS said fewer seniors are calling in. Last year, 5,652 calls were made by the elderly, an 18 per cent drop from the 6,904 calls in 2016. This is particularly worrying given the current trend, SOS said, especially as the hotline is "favoured by the older demographic group". Of those who disclosed their age, 23 per cent of calls made to the SOS last year were by seniors aged 60 and above. Dr Tan explained that some might choose not to call in as they are not used to the idea of sharing their "innermost thoughts with others or seeking help through a hotline to speak to a stranger". "They are also thinking that no one could understand them and their situation, let alone help them," he said. What's worse is some of them might not even be aware of other forms of help. "They are probably living in isolation, have few or no friends, know only people who are just as ignorant about other forms of help, or do not see non-kin as a possible source of help," Dr Tan added. And when this happens, SOS said the elderly might feel a "strong sense of helplessness which may exacerbate social isolation". READ: 'Like a knife poking my heart': Loss, loneliness and the killing pain of elderly depressionNevertheless, Dr Tan said alternative assistance can come in the form of family members who are "caring, supportive and attentive". Volunteers who meet the elderly regularly, are seen as friends, and can link them up with trained counsellors who can provide professional help are also beneficial, he added. To that end, SOS stressed the "imminent need for stronger support networks as the number of elderly Singapore residents living alone continues to increase", pointing out that this will bring about challenges to current social support services. THE RED FLAGS Mr Simon-Peter Lum, deputy head of COMNET Senior Services under AMKFSC Community Services, said staff are trained to look out for suicidal tendencies by attending courses conducted by SOS and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), and through case conferences and case sharing sessions. Symptoms of suicidal tendencies include making preparations for death, like writing a will or giving away cherished belongings, enquiring about a sudden change in environment, and a sudden withdrawal from social interactions. Tsao Foundation's Ms Wong said red flags include physical complaints like "wa long cong tia", Hokkien for "I'm feeling pain everywhere", and self-neglect in terms of low personal hygiene and a dirty living environment. Staff should also pay extra attention to elderly who are struggling with a recent life crisis, like the death of a loved one or excessive medical bills. READ: Lonely and 'waiting to die', Singapore's elderly poor find hope in many helping handsIn one real-life case, a senior who had experienced hallucinations approached a COMNET worker and requested depression screening. "The senior was found to be at high risk of suicide and staff members accompanied him to IMH with his consent," Mr Lum said. After the senior was treated and discharged, social workers, Senior Activity Centre (SAC) staff and those with the Community Resource, Engagement and Support Team continued to monitor him through home visits and his participation at the SAC. For low-risk cases, staff provide counselling and emotional support, help them look at the positives in life, and recognise their stressors and how to manage them. "We also develop a safety plan with them and continue to monitor and follow-up until they stabilise," Mr Lum added. "We will also refer the cases to social workers where appropriate." WHAT YOU CAN DO Mr Lum encouraged family members, caregivers and volunteers to communicate with their seniors and take note of character changes and suicide symptoms for early detection. "Convey concern and allow them to express what is troubling them, empathise and support them and let them know they are not alone," he said. "Helping them to identify stressors provides a sense of relief, sharing their burden increases their ability and confidence to cope." Besides that, he added, keeping them engaged in meaningful activities will help give them purpose. "Sometimes, expressions of suicidal thoughts can be signs of the elders crying for help," Tsao Foundation's Ms Wong said. "It’s not advisable to brush the elders aside for having ‘silly, idle thoughts’ – which may well be red flags for suicide risk." Taking a senior to see a good and trusted general practitioner (GP) over the years can also help identify signs of depression, social isolation and calls for help, she said. "Indirect clues that a GP will have opportunity to identify would include repeat visits by an elder for loss of appetite and weight loss, inability to sleep and refusal to take medicine," she added. "GPs can also help to refer relevant cases to counsellors and other community partners." OVERALL SUICIDES LOWEST SINCE 2012 Meanwhile, the overall number of suicides reported last year – at 361 – was the lowest since 2012. This means that the average suicide rate dropped to 7.74 deaths by suicide per 100,000 residents, compared to 9.14 deaths from 2012 to 2016. “For the past years, our community outreach education and engagements targeted mainly youths and adults who are technologically savvy as these efforts were concentrated on various social media platforms,” SOS' Ms Wong said. “The drop in deaths by suicide in these age groups may be attributed to the concerted efforts of all social service partners and many others in the community, even members of the public who are aware of SOS suicide prevention work.” READ: New mum’s suicide casts light on struggles of working mums, coroner says READ: Facing depression – working adults battle not just demons, but also stigma Despite that, Ms Wong said the community and an individual's social support groups should continue to step up efforts and not let go "thinking that a slight decrease makes a difference on suicide prevention and awareness among the youths". Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/suicides-elderly-singapore-all-time-high-sos-10565002
  9. Roadrunner2029

    Kate Spade committed suicide

    Fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, commits suicide in her New York home Spade, who reportedly left a note to her 13-year-old daughter, created a fashion powerhouse with her simple, chic and colourful handbags http://m.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2149425/fashion-designer-kate-spade-found-dead-after-hanging
  10. He was suffering from depression. And thousands of Singaporean fans of South Korean pop group SHINee turned up in a sea of black and white at Hong Lim Park on Wednesday (Dec 20) night to pay their respects to the band's lead singer Kim Jong Hyun at a memorial service organised for him. http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/a-black-and-white-memorial-for-shinees-jonghyun-by-singaporean-fans-at-hong power of kpop in sg
  11. Cook1234

    Why do people commit suicide?

    often we hear of news of people jumping or drowning to their deaths. y do people do it? i think mostly is either because of broken heart or broken wallet, ie either love or money problems. does anyone have any different views?
  12. http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/police-investigating-unnatural-death-of-14-year-old-boy?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#xtor=CS1-10 Poor thing this kid. Even if he was guilty of the alleged crime, death is too great a "punishment" for him and his parents. RIP. Wonder why police must go to the school and get him during classes. Probably too embarrassing for him.
  13. Cheesey74

    Goodbye Tommy Page...

    Haiz... so young at age 46. http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/singer-tommy-page-dies-7-things-about-the-1990s-teen-heart-throb
  14. Dear all, how do one persuade someone close to you to seek medical help for signs of depression? I've noticed some changes in this person's behaviour and think its good to seek help early but don't wish to hurt or agitate that person by telling him/her to seek psychiatric help. Some of the things mentioned by this person includes; 1) Talking about suicides 2) Referring to suicide articles and saying he/she will do the same 3) Out of the blue saying things like: "Don't push me or I will jump and let you see" 4) Become very emo all of the sudden 5) Look very lost and helpless when alone 6) Starting to depend on everyone for his/her needs as if we should spoonfeed him/her. With those said, its very surprising as this person do not mention all these things at all previously but seems to talk about it every now and then, even when no one agitates him/her. An example is when we went out for dinner. Halfway through the dinner, he/she will say something like: "You all better don't push me to my limits or I will jump". Its really out of the blue when everyone is just eating and not saying anything that will trigger this kind of reaction. Hope to get some advice from all of you on how to persuade or bring this person to seek medical help.
  15. Aventador

    Suicide over O level results

    Read this today in The New Paper (someone posted a link earlier but it was hidden amongst other things.) Thought that this is important reading for all the parents here ---------------- She is still coming to terms with the devastating death of her teenage granddaughter, who committed suicide over scoring two Bs in her O levels. Then, three months after the 16-year-old plunged to her death, Madam Ng Siang Mui's grief-stricken and guilt-ridden daughter, who was the teen's mother, also killed herself. The tragic double deaths has left her son-in-law, who is the teen's father, mentally unstable. Fortunately, more children and teenagers have been seeking help for suicidal thoughts, said the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS). In an interview with The New Paper, Madam Ng, 71, shared the devastation and anguish of the triple tragedy that began in January this year. She was reluctant to speak at first, noting that the death had torn the family apart. Madam Ng initially said: "Talking to you now is useless. My daughter is dead. My granddaughter is dead." She changed her mind later because she hoped that sharing their story could help highlight early intervention and save more lives. Madam Ng said that in January, just three hours after getting her results slip, her granddaughter jumped to her death. Except for two Bs - in English and Mathematics - the student had scored distinctions for her other subjects. The only child left a note for her parents: "Mum, I am sorry for being a disappointment. I should have done better. "Dad, I am sorry you will not have the chance to walk me down the (church) aisle to give me away." The child's parents used to fight over their daughter's education. The girl had been a straight-As student who attended a top school. The mum wanted to push her to excel and her dad felt that the child should be left alone. "My Xiao Mei (her granddaughter's nickname) was always affected whenever her parents fought over her studies," Madam Ng said in Khek. At Madam Ng's request, we are not naming the parents or their child. Madam Ng said: "My son-in-law felt very sorry for his daughter. He used to approach me to help him talk to my daughter, to ask her not to push Xiao Mei too hard. He felt that they should let Xiao Mei be, as she was a good girl. "Whenever I tried to broach the issue with my daughter, she'd get angry and tell me not to interfere with the way she wanted to bring her child up. "She often compared Xiao Mei's results with those of her friends' children and would ask, 'How come so and so can do this and you cannot?'" Xiao Mei's mother wanted her to get into medical school. A family friend, Mrs Lynn Wee, 45, a housewife, spoke of how she and three other close friends had tried to keep watch over Xiao Mei's mother after the funeral. Mrs Wee said: "She maintained a stoic front and even admitted that she would have been disappointed with her child's academic performance." But that facade slowly slipped in the weeks that followed, said Madam Ng, who has three grandsons from two other children. Madam Ng said that a month after Xiao Mei's death, her father moved out. "That broke my daughter's heart. I think it was then that she, too, gave up living. "When Xiao Mei died, I didn't just lose one child. Her mother, my own daughter, killed herself three months later." Madam Ng recalled the conversation she had with her daughter a day before she killed herself. "She told me, 'Ma, I shouldn't have pressurised Xiao Mei in her studies. You didn't do that to us when we were young and we all turned out fine'." The New Paper understands that Xiao Mei's father is seeking psychiatric help. Added Madam Ng: "If only we had noticed or realised that Xiao Mei was suffering, we could have asked for professional help and this tragedy would have been prevented." When Xiao Mei died, I didn't just lose one child. Her mother, my own daughter, killed herself three months later. - Madam Ng Siang Mui http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/straight-student-commits-suicide-over-o-level-results-mum-takes-her-own-life#sthash.8jIPRfol.dpuf
  16. I, however, agree with him. Farking suicide wannabes, dun disturb the public transport can anot. Backlash against Jeremy Clarkson after he calls railway track suicides 'selfish' Top Gear presenter's comments about commuter disruption provoke condemnation from mental health charities Jasmine Coleman and agencies guardian.co.uk, Saturday 3 December 2011 10.25 GMT Jeremy Clarkson apologised after saying strikers should be 'executed in front of their families' on BBC1's The One Show. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian Jeremy Clarkson faced further censure on Saturday after describing people who killed themselves by jumping under trains as "selfish". His comments in his column in the Sun newspaper provoked outrage from mental health charities. The Top Gear presenter is already mired in controversy for suggesting onBBC1's The One Show that public sector strikers should be "shot in front of their families". He was forced to apologise for that statement, which generated more than 21,000 complaints. Clarkson also made comments about train suicides in the same show and in his Sun column on Saturday, he said those who chose to kill themselves at railway stations caused "immense" disruption for commuters. "I have the deepest sympathy for anyone whose life is so mangled and messed up that they believe death's icy embrace will be better," he wrote. "However, it is a very selfish way to go because the disruption it causes is immense. And think what it's like for the poor train driver who sees you lying on the line and can do absolutely nothing to avoid a collision." Referring to those who jumped in front of trains as "Johnny Suicide", Clarkson said trains should resume their journey as soon as possible following a suicide and leave the body parts for scavenging animals. Catherine Johnstone, chief executive of the Samaritans, said the insensitivity of Clarkson's comments "truly beggars belief". She said: "While purporting to express sympathy for people who die this way, his remarks about their bodies constitute gross intrusion into the grief and shock of bereaved families and friends. "His notion that suicide is a selfish act shows how little he knows about the subject because, if he did, he would know that when a person attempts suicide they are so distressed that they genuinely believe their families will be better off without them. "The concept that their actions could be construed as selfish is the furthest thing from their mind." Johnstone added that insensitive media coverage of suicide could trigger so-called "copycat" deaths. "We have already made a complaint to Ofcom about his remarks on The One Show and we will now be taking up today's comments with the Press Complaints Commission." Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, described the comments as "extraordinarily tasteless". He said: "I think there will be many people who have lost loved ones to suicide and people who have contemplated suicide that will think it is in extremely bad taste. "It stands out like a sore thumb from what is increasingly a more supportive approach to suicide by the media. "People will feel like he is trivialising the subject and dismissing people who have taken their own lives. This is a man who really doesn't understand what he is talking about." The One Show presenter Matt Baker apologised on air for the suicide comments, admitting it was not a suitable conversation for a 7pm show. Clarkson's comments on public sector strikers on Wednesday's programme have left the BBC facing the biggest complaints storm since the "Sachsgate" row in 2008. Asked about the strikers, he said: "I'd have them all shot. I would take them outside and execute them in front of their families. I mean, how dare they go on strike when they've got these gilt-edged pensions that are going to be guaranteed while the rest of us have to work for a living?" Unison called for the presenter to be sacked and he later apologised. But BBC sources have said there would be no "massive inquest" into Clarkson's remarks about strikers.
  17. abovearmour

    NTU student commits suicide?

    http://www.weixinyidu.com/n_1423537 How come not reading about it in ST or other MSM?
  18. http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/three-seriously-injured-slash-wounds-yuan-ching-road-scd https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153642393258484&id=637748483
  19. Duckduck

    Suicide AGAIN

    https://www.facebook.com/ShinMinDailyNewsXinMingRiBao/photos/a.358346434223942.79082.357787027613216/661221683936414/?type=1&theater Indian father jumps with 2yr old dotter to death... As usual english media zero reports. We can always rely on chinese media to be fastest to report.
  20. [hur] Unemployed man in China tries to feed himself to tigers Published on Feb 18, 2014 10:58 AM A female Bengali white tiger dragging Mr Yang Jinhai by his shirt after he climbed into the enclosure at a zoo in Chengdu, Sichuan province on Feb 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING (AFP) - A man in China survived an unsuccessful attempt to feed himself to a pair of Bengal tigers and is being treated for depression, a Chinese newspaper reported on Tuesday. According to the Chengdu Business Daily, Yang Jinhai, 27, climbed a tree and jumped into the tigers' enclosure on Sunday at the Chengdu Zoo in south-west China's Sichuan province. As stunned visitors watched, Yang - who is unemployed and suffers from mental health issues, according to his brother - "performed exaggerated movements" as he spent 20 minutes trying to tempt the tigers to eat him. "I asked them to bite me and let them eat my meat, and so I did not fight back," Yang told the paper. (source: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/asia/story/unemployed-man-china-tries-feed-himself-tigers-20140218 )
  21. RadX

    Suicide in the park!

    Crocodile park RIP! Bro @ins1dious, another bedtime story for you.... Depressed woman commits 'suicide by crocodile' by jumping into zoo enclosure Sep 15, 2014 22:17 By Sam Rkaina 65-year-old Wanpen Inyai threw herself into a pit with more more than 1,000 crocodiles, Thai media have reported Getty Death: A woman has reportedly died jumping into a crocodile pit in Thailand An elderly woman 'committed suicide' by jumping into a crocodile pit, it has been reported. According to the Bangkok Post, 65-year-old Wanpen Inyai threw herself into a pit with more more than 1,000 crocodiles at the Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo in the Thai capital. The incident happened on Friday, she left her Bangkok home earlier the same day. Witnesses claimed to see the woman intentionally jumped into the pond while footage from a security camera confirmed she left her shoes on a walkway before making the fatal jump, the paper reports. Pol Col Preecha Iamnui, Muang Samut Prakarn police investigator said when he arrived at the scene, farm owners and staff were trying to use long sticks to ward off dozens of crocodiles tearing at her body. Sunan Tharmnat, Wanpen's sister, told the Post the victim had been depressed and did not talk to anyone for several days before she disappeared. She and family members went to file a missing-person's report with Rom Klao police the day she went missing, but were told to wait 24 hours, as required by law. A picture of Wanpen's body being approached by a crocodile was circulated online over the weekend. On its website, Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo is described as 'the world's largest crocodile farm' which has been open since 1950. There are 100,000 crocodiles and other wild animals across 300 acres. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/depressed-woman-commits-suicide-crocodile-4265347#ixzz3DTHTFvVG Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on Facebook
  22. this is so so sad that it happen before Mother's Day which mother would do that to a 12 years old boy, unless she is mentally unsound. saw the news in wanbao and try to follow up with more detail but nothing found.
  23. LoverofCar

    Assisted Suicide law

    In some countries. The law permit terminal illness patients to sign on the dotted line to end their life. How do you see this topic? Will you agree to it? Or you rather keep going until the last moment just to be with your love ones? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDOzT3_HfwI http://www.assistedsuicide.org/suicide_laws.html
  24. Happened last night at 1 am. The mum who just got married last March jumper down from the 25th floor with her 6 month old daughter in her arms. Reminds me of the bedok reservoir case when the mum committed suicide with her 3 yo son due to depression last year.
  25. sad news.... 11 year old boy quarreled with his sister over an ice cream. then he stomped angrily into his bedroom and closed the room. family thought he was just throwing a tantrum and did not think much of it. mum later enter bedroom and was shocked to see the boy had hanged himself. 为了雪糕,男生丢命! 一名年仅11岁的小男生,昨天下午因为雪糕而跟妹妹吵了起来。小男生事后心有不甘,怒气冲冲跑回睡房,把自己关起来。 家人以为小孩子只是一时赌气,因此暂时没去理会,没想到妈妈过后进睡房时,竟发现小男生颈项缠布,在睡房里上吊 - See more at: http://wanbao.omy.sg/local/story20130913-1...P.AyizGpTr.dpuf