Woman tweets suicide attempt - Yahoo! via @yahoosg
A 31-year-old woman suffering from clinical depression was rescued from a suicide attempt at Changi Beach on Tuesday, after tweeting her plans to do so. The woman, whose Twitter account carries the name Elaine Chiam , described her condition as “major depressive disorder”, a unipolar low-mood syndrome involving low self-esteem and the loss of interest or pleasure in enjoyable activity. She sent out a series of suicidal tweets on Tuesday, starting from approximately 11:30am, where she described her struggle with a “suicidal desire”. She was tracked down at Changi Beach Park later in the afternoon by concerned friends and Twitter users after she posted a picture of the beach, describing it as her “last view”. She was then found by a passerby who called the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), and brought by ambulance to Changi General Hospital (CGH). The SCDF told Yahoo! Si...