Why do people choose charcoal burning as a method of suicide? An interview based study of survivors in Taiwan

Chi-Wei Tsai, David Gunnell, Yuan-Hwa Chou, Chian-Jue Kuo, Ming-Been Lee, Ying-Yeh Chen

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Abstract

Marked increases in the incidence of charcoal burning suicide have contributed to Taiwan's rising suicide rate in the past decade. To assess possible opportunities for intervention, we have compared survivors of suicide attempts by charcoal burning with people who ingested poisons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-7
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Volume131
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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