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Worrying Number of Suicides Among S. Korean Firefighters

Worrying Number of Suicides Among S. Korean Firefighters

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of firefighters are choosing to commit suicide. The National Fire Agency (NFA) reported on Tuesday that as many as 56 firefighters committed suicide between 2015 and 2019, which is twice the number of deaths in the line of duty (23 people). Between 2013 and 2017, 47 [...]

URGENT ATTENTION: PTSD Causes Officers to Take Their Own Lives at an Alarming Rate During the Holiday Season & Beyond

URGENT ATTENTION: PTSD Causes Officers to Take Their Own Lives at an Alarming Rate During the Holiday Season & Beyond

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – EndPTSD ‘s TTMPT.Org, A Registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit, is Launching their #GivingHolidays Fundraiser and Heightened Awareness Campaign for Police Officers Across The US Suffering From Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Holidays present a unique set of problems for cops who suffer from PTSD. While most people feel Joyful around the [...]

Female Victims of Dating or Domestic Violence More Likely to Suffer from Mental Disorders

Female Victims of Dating or Domestic Violence More Likely to Suffer from Mental Disorders

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Female victims of dating or domestic violence are constantly exposed to the risk of suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a recent study has revealed. A research team from Samsung Medical Center conducted a survey of 3,160 South Korean women over 18 years of age, 47 of whom said [...]

1 in 10 S. Korean Firefighters Have Considered Suicide This Year

1 in 10 S. Korean Firefighters Have Considered Suicide This Year

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has revealed that within the past year, more than 10 percent of South Korean firefighters experienced mental stress levels so severe that they considered suicide as a solution. According to data submitted to Rep. Kwon Eun-hee of the Bareunmirae Party, 4,874 respondents accounting for 10.7 percent [...]

PTSD Levels High in Comfort Women

PTSD Levels High in Comfort Women

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — New research shows that Korean comfort women, victims of Japanese colonial rule, are still suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder 70 years after their ordeal. Professor So-young Irene Lee of Soonchunhyang University Hospital, who led a team of researchers, revealed the results of the study in the April edition of [...]

Government to Look After Industrial Accident Patients with PTSD

Government to Look After Industrial Accident Patients with PTSD

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Employment and Labor is set to launch a government-backed counseling program for victims of industrial accidents who suffer from trauma including sleep disorder and seizures, following growing calls to help those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Beginning in Daegu, Busan and North Gyeongsang Province, the new program [...]