A woman jumped to her death inside Shanghai’s IAPM mall this morning, and while the case is still under investigation, it’s been speculated that the apparent suicide was related to China’s volatile stock market taking another dive.
Shanghai Composite, China’s biggest stock, dropped five percent within just an hour and reached a three month low earlier today.
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Another suicide believed to be related to the stock market crash was reported in Shenzhen yesterday.
– Do not leave the person alone
– Remove any sharp objects, alcohol, drugs or firearms that could be used in a suicide attempt
– Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional
– Call the following hotlines for help: Lifeline Shanghai: 021-6279-8990 (English speakers; 10am – 10pm daily); HopeLine: 4001619995 (Chinese speakers; 24/7 toll-free access)
By Crystal Lau
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