Hong Kong police confirmed yesterday that a 15-year-old boy died after falling off Times Square in Causeway Bay on Friday night. The West Island student, who enjoyed producing graffiti and recording himself “rooftopping”, fell into the lobby of the shopping centre.
A witness reported the incident at 10.04pm and the teenager was sent to Ruttonjee Hospital, where he was certified dead at 11pm. Before he fell, the boy left a suicide note on Instagram. He stated that by the time the viewers saw his post, he would be dead.
West Island School spokesman Susanna Chiu said staff are working closely with students, and psychologists will be sent to help anyone in need.
On Sunday, another 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital after he was found hanged in a flat in Yau Tong.
On the same day, politicians and activists gathered outside the Central Government Offices to demand an independent inquiry into the spate of student suicides. They called on the government to stop the controversial TSA and the Basic Competency Assessment tests, saying they put too much pressure on students.
There is help out there if you need to talk:
The Samaritans: 2896 0000
The Samaritan Befrienders: help4suicide.com.hk and a 24-hour hotline: 2389 2222
Suicide Prevention Service: 2382 0000
HKFYG Counselling Service: 2777 8899
HKFYG uTouch Portal: utouch.hk