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REPORT ON THE CHANGES IN THE TREND OF SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR IN CAMERON HIGHLANDS MALAYSIAAuthor(s): Aishvarya Sinniah *, Maniam Thambu*, Vanda Scott**
Objective: This study was carried out to look at the changes in the trend of suicidal behavior in a hill resort in Cameron Highlands Malaysia.
Methods: Data on suicides and parasuicides from the year of 1995-2005 were collected from the only hospital in Cameron Highlands and also from police headquarters for the district in Brinchang.
Results: The result obtained showed that the suicide rate in Cameron Highlands has declined greatly to about 15 per 100,000 compared to 60 per 100,000 in the preceding two decade.
Conclusion: The reduction in suicide does not merely apply to death by pesticides but also to hanging, indicating that it may not merely be due to reduced access to pesticides.