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COVID-19 Impacts Mental Health of 4 in 10 Seoul Residents

COVID-19 Impacts Mental Health of 4 in 10 Seoul Residents

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Four out of 10 Seoul residents believe their mental health has deteriorated due to the coronavirus outbreak, a poll showed Wednesday. In the poll of 3,983 citizens in their teens to 80s, 40 percent, or 1,489, said their mental health has worsened since the COVID-19 outbreak erupted early this [...]

Incheon Citizens Seeking Psychological Counseling Surge amid Virus Crisis

Incheon Citizens Seeking Psychological Counseling Surge amid Virus Crisis

INCHEON, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of people seeking psychological counseling more than doubled in the past few months here, according to city officials Saturday, as the COVID-19 pandemic was seen to have had widespread mental and emotional tolls on ordinary people. Applications for psychological counseling at the city’s public health and welfare [...]

Coronavirus Patients Suffer Both Physically and Mentally

Coronavirus Patients Suffer Both Physically and Mentally

DAEGU, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Citizens of Daegu, the nation’s epicenter of the viral disease, are struggling psychologically as the coronavirus outbreak continues to take a toll on the city. Among those infected with the coronavirus, some experience severe anxiety and depression and are prescribed with sleeping pills. “Irregular workers and small business owners suffer [...]

S. Koreans Turn to Social Media Challenges to Beat Coronavirus Blues

S. Koreans Turn to Social Media Challenges to Beat Coronavirus Blues

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — When YouTuber Ddulgi uploaded a four-minute video on making dalgona coffee on the global video-sharing platform in mid-February, she did not expect it to turn into a mega-hit garnering over 3 million views in less than a month. Amid “social distancing” measures due to COVID-19, more South Koreans are [...]

Seoul City Employs Stress Free Design for Rental Housing

Seoul City Employs Stress Free Design for Rental Housing

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government is seeking to promote the mental health of young people, whose stress index is the highest among all generations. According to the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, the number of individuals with depression in their 20s who received hospital treatment last year rose by [...]

Social Workers Exposed to Risk of Depression and Suicide Due to Excessive Stress

Social Workers Exposed to Risk of Depression and Suicide Due to Excessive Stress

CHUNCHEON, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Rising demand for social welfare services is placing civil servants at the risk of depression and suicidal impulses due to an excessive workload and overwhelming stress. The Gangwon Provincial Health Center recently conducted a mental health survey on 767 government employees in Gangwon Province, 13.6 percent of whom said [...]

NoorLine Launches a Free 24 Hour Culturally Sensitive Online Therapy Website

NoorLine Launches a Free 24 Hour Culturally Sensitive Online Therapy Website

DETROIT, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — NoorLine, a free anonymous distress line launches out of Detroit this week to help bring 24 hour peer to peer anonymous emotional support to distressed individuals worldwide. Trained Muslim volunteer listeners man their keyboard, not phone lines, to provide mental health support and even just general interaction via direct [...]