More people in Klang Valley thinking of suicide: Report
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The number of people in Klang Valley expressing suicidal thoughts to Befrienders Kuala Lumpur last year is almost double that of 2008.
In 2008, 1,393 persons expressed that they had suicidal feelings, but the number shot up to 2,668 last year, said Befrienders KL chairman L. Mary Raj.
Relationship issues topped the list of problems expressed, followed by psychiatric and financial problems, she said, adding that most callers who said they had suicidal thoughts were below 30, followed closely by those in the 31 to 50 year age group.
When it comes to race, the Chinese led the pack, making up 60 per cent of callers, followed by Indians and Malays.