17 March, 2007

Economic suicide?

Does the rate of suicide (and attempted suicide) in the expat community seem as high to you as it does to me? Is it because the UAE makes them desperate, or because desperate people are attracted to the UAE?

News items (from 4 weeks ago 'til today):
> Man jumps naked from building in suicide attempt
> Police probe Briton’s death
> Loan sharks prey on gullible expatriates
> Youth found hanging in Ajman
> Two ‘commit suicide’ in Ajman; one saved after 2nd storey jump
> Man in coma after plunging from building
> Suicide cases among Indians up by 10%

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Is it because the UAE makes them desperate, or because desperate people are attracted to the UAE?"
- It works both ways, I guess.

A Blessing in Tragedy said...

Or they're a bunch of godless heathens that dont look around and admit that no matter how bad they have it they could be in down town baghdad being shot at by people who claim to be "God's Army" and bombed by baby killers from 1/2 a world away.

Anonymous said...

Dear a Blessing in Tragedy

Hope you rot in hell

Regards

A godless heathen

PS- Watch your back next time you step out of your sandbox.

A Blessing in Tragedy said...

THANK YOU! I hope you're sitting right beside me! we can slight our wrists over and over for eternity as Satan hold his weekly poetry reading!

harry (from Bolton) said...

why would despearte people be attracted to the uae?

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