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Building barriers is a safety measure to suicide prevention 限制自殺手段
建造障礙是防止自殺的安全措施
Why locking up your medicines ? It is a common practice as a safety measure to prevent accidents. When it comes to issues of suicide, can we do something about it ? The World Health Organization (WHO) stresses that one of the best measures to prevent suicide is to restrict the accessibility to lethal means. In the other words, we can help vulnerable people who want to end their lives by giving them some barriers in exercising. In Hong Kong, carbon monoxide poisoning (also known as charcoal burning suicide) is the third common suicide method catching up to jumping and hanging. A one-year trial study done in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long by removing the charcoal bags in the open shelves in major supermarkets has proved its efficacy to suicide prevention. 在家中把藥物鎖住是一個非常普遍的安全意識。同一道理,在預防自殺的範疇可以做得到嗎? 世界衛生組織強調建造障礙是防止自殺的其中一個最佳的措施。然而,在香港一氧化碳中毒死亡(亦稱為燒炭自殺)是僅次於跳樓及自縊的第三種自殺方法。其中,在新界屯門和元朗作試點的一比對試驗計劃便有效證明屯門超級市場在售賣炭櫃位加裝鐵欄及上鎖的辦法,的確令區內的自殺數字下跌逾五成。

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老闆,拿一包木炭

真是風水輪流轉,賣場裡高單價的電子產品、飾品逐漸走出上鎖的櫃盒,開架展示;值賤價輕的木炭卻宛如寶貴的嬌客,不但要上鎖櫃,還要專人取拿。 還不過是十幾廿年前,這黑不隆咚的木炭還是用大竹籃子裝盛,擺在雜貨店最外頭,要多少,就請老闆秤給你。有時店裡貨太多了,晚上打烊時,老闆還不見得會收它進店,就這樣擺在門外,頂多上面再蓋幾張報紙,也不會有人想偷。

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預防墮軌 由誰做起?

不幸地,最近再次發生有市民墮下路軌而死亡的事件,一些是意外,一些是自殺,但都是可以避免的。事件中除了有人失去寶貴生命之外,亦引致鐵路服務受阻延,浪費不少乘客寶貴的時間。誰要為這些事件負上最大責任呢?

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Control CHARCOAL sales and save lives

Suicide by charcoal burning is the major reason for fluctuations in Hong Kong’s suicide rate and the leading cause of suicide in Taiwan. It needn’t be so, according to a HKU study.

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比上不足下有餘

「自殺真的那麼差嗎? 」來聽講座的一位朋友問。一時語塞的我真不知可以怎樣回應。