About the Authors

Shu-Sen Chang

Affiliations Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China, Ju Shan Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Ying-Yeh Chen

ychen@tpech.gov.tw

Affiliations Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan, Institute of Public Health and Department of Public Health, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei City, Taiwan

Paul S. F. Yip

Affiliations Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China

Won Jin Lee

Affiliation Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Akihito Hagihara

Affiliation Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Kyushu University Graduate School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan

David Gunnell

Affiliation School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SSC YYC PSFY WJL AH DG. Performed the experiments: SSC YYC PSFY WJL AH DG. Analyzed the data: SSC PSFY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SSC YYC PSFY DG. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: SSC YYC. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: SSC YYC PSFY WJL AH DG. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SSC YYC PSFY WJL AH DG. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: SSC YYC PSFY WJL AH DG.