A former soldier working as a security guard Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, in central China, reportedly died after trying to catch a suicidal woman who jumped from the 11th floor of a building on the morning of Dec. 10.
The 43-year-old security guard, only identified by his surname Li, was patrolling around Century Ginwa Shopping Centre on the ground floor on Monday, according to Chinese media, as translated by the Daily Mail.
A principal in China prevented a suicidal girl from ending her life by grabbing her before she could jump off a 17-story building in Duyun, Guizhou Province.
Firefighters responding to the emergency arrived at the rooftop in an attempt diffuse the suicide attempt, but the middle school girl told them to back away.
A significant link between India’s growing cases of suicide and increasing climate temperatures has been found by a newly-published study, raising concerns on the grave consequences of climate change.
The study, conducted by Tamma A. Carleton of the University of California, Berkeley, estimated that warming in the last 30 years was responsible for 59,300 suicides among farmers in India.
Silicon Valley is an area known for its entrepreneurial spirit and its affluent population of business and tech leaders. However, it’s lesser known that the area has one of the highest suicide rates among teenagers and young adults in the country.
In the city of Palo Alto, the heart of Silicon Valley, the adolescent suicide rate has spiked to five times the national average. According to the Washington Post, within the span of nine months from 2009 to 2010, six Palo Alto teenagers committed suicide. Between 2010 and 2014, an average of 20 children and young adults took their lives annually in Santa Clara County, where Palo Alto is located.