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S. Korea Ofering Services to Address ‘Corona Blues’

S. Korea Ofering Services to Address ‘Corona Blues’

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has been offering a range of services to help people cope with stress and depression amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Tuesday. The move comes as an increasing number of South Koreans are suffering from the “corona blues,” which refers to depression caused by the coronavirus outbreak [...]

Full-time Homemakers Suffer from ‘Corona Blues’ amid Heavy Child-rearing Burden

Full-time Homemakers Suffer from ‘Corona Blues’ amid Heavy Child-rearing Burden

SEOUL, Sep. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — With the COVID-19 crisis dragging on for more than half a year, full-time homemakers are suffering from the so-called ‘corona blues’, which refers to depression caused by the pandemic. Many are suffering from higher stress and depression since their child-rearing burden has increased with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing their [...]

Businesses Introduce Products, Services to Overcome ‘Corona Blues’

Businesses Introduce Products, Services to Overcome ‘Corona Blues’

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of South Koreans are becoming depressed as they suffer from the effects of the so-called ‘corona blues,’ a depressive phenomenon caused by a lack of outdoor activities due to the coronavirus outbreak. The ‘corona blues’ refers to a depressive symptom for staying indoors for too long. [...]

S. Korean Women Up in Arms over Discrimination and Misogynist Hate Crimes

S. Korean Women Up in Arms over Discrimination and Misogynist Hate Crimes

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Women in South Korea have higher levels of resentment, depression and anger compared to men. The average “frustration” scale was 2.64 out of 4, according to a survey of 5,000 adult men and women in the country by the Korean Women’s Development Institute. Broken down by gender, the “frustration” [...]