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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 [...]

Medibio Launches Global Corporate Mental Health Product

Medibio Launches Global Corporate Mental Health Product

SYDNEY, Australia and MINNEAPOLIS, Apr. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Medibio Limited (MEB or the Company)(ASX:MEB)(OTCQB:MDBIF), a mental health technology company confirms the launch and release of the Company’s Corporate Mental Health for business product and platform (the Platform). The Platform allows businesses to offer employees the chance to ‘check-in on their mental health’ through a [...]

Over 8 in 10 South Koreans With Depression Aren’t Getting Treatment

Over 8 in 10 South Koreans With Depression Aren’t Getting Treatment

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Of more than 600,000 individuals with depression in South Korea, only 15 percent are getting professional treatment, a new mental health survey from the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) revealed yesterday. Experts say it’s most important for those suffering from a mental illness to disclose the condition to those [...]

Poor Students More Prone to Stress and Depression, Report Finds

Poor Students More Prone to Stress and Depression, Report Finds

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Teenage students who consider themselves to be economically disadvantaged experience stress, depression and thoughts of suicide significantly more often than those who are better off, according to a report published yesterday. The study conducted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) on the mental health and health [...]

Seoul Teams Up with Brain Institute to Promote Mental Health for Firefighters

Seoul Teams Up with Brain Institute to Promote Mental Health for Firefighters

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – In an effort to help ease the extreme levels of stress that firefighters face, the Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters and the Ewha Brain Institute at Ewha Womans University have signed a business agreement that will promote the mental health of firefighters.  More specifically, the agreement encompasses the [...]