COPYCAT anti-extradition suicide: Woman jumps off top floor of IFC mall (Updated)

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30th June 2019 – (Hong Kong) A 29 year old woman named Wu, plummeted from the top floor of IFC mall onto the middle of Man Cheung Street opposite Hong Kong Station at around 3pm today. She fell into coma after the attempted suicide.

Ambulance rushed her to hospital for emergency treatment and police are currently investigating the cause. She suffered multiple fractures and severe internal bleeding after the fall. She was pronounced dead at 9pm today after medical team failed to resurrect her.

The woman allegedly left a suicide message on her social media account with the following words:

Hong Kong, Add Oil.

I wish I could see you all achieve victory in the end. I am sorry I can’t attend the march tomorrow on 1st July because I have given up completely. I feel that there is no tomorrow. I am tired, I don’t want to fight for tomorrow anymore…

I think i would be marginalised by the society, just like a tree branch, floating in the river instead of blossoming on a tree.

Thank you to everyone who has loved me and to those people I have met in my life.

To my parents, Francis and Chao Chao:

Francis, please ask the bank to distribute my savings in my bank account in three portions to all of you. Thank you. Please live well and chase your dreams. I have completed all my wishes. This is probably my fate. I don’t think I will become better… I don’t think I will have better opportunity or more time and I don’t appreciate what I have. I am tired and I am sorry, I know I am selfish.

I would like to donate my organs after I have passed away. Thank you and goodbye.

Suicide note left by the victim on her social media account.

This tragic incident happened within less than 24 hours when another 21 year old female student jumped off Ka Fuk Estate in Fanling leaving behind anti-extradition messages yesterday (Read HERE). She is the third person who committed suicide due to anti-extradition protest against the government.

A local psychologist, Ms. Sarah IP, highlighted that the previous 2 suicides have resulted in a copycat effect i.e. emulation of another suicide that the person attempting suicide knows about either from local knowledge or due to accounts or depictions of the original suicide on television and in other media. Anyone who suffers from depression or emotional problems may be easily misled which would eventually lead to suicidal tendencies.

Young people affected by suicide can be referred for educational/psychological debriefing to help them deal with grief and suicide thoughts.   The debriefings can be conducted individually or for large groups (including entire schools as needed).  Debriefing sessions involve providing information on suicide prevention, stress and grief coping strategies, and who to contact if further help is needed.

If you have suicidal tendencies or depression, please call the 24 hour multi-lingual hotline at The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong : 28960000

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