Multiple reasons behind elder suicides

The suicide rate among Singapore residents - Singaporeans and PRs - over the age of 60 has generally been falling over the decade.
The suicide rate among Singapore residents - Singaporeans and PRs - over the age of 60 has generally been falling over the decade.PHOTO: ST FILE

10-year suicide rate for S'pore residents aged 60 and older has been on downward trend

Twice in his life, Mr Ho, 70, has thought about ending it all.

Once, years ago, the former businessman wanted to throw himself from the top of a hotel because of financial and domestic woes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2018, with the headline 'Multiple reasons behind elder suicides'. Print Edition | Subscribe