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Bridge Operator Installs Suicide Prevention Plastic Drums Along Incheon Bridge Access Roads

Bridge Operator Installs Suicide Prevention Plastic Drums Along Incheon Bridge Access Roads

INCHEON, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Plastic drums will be installed on the access roads to the Incheon Bridge that services South Korea’s main air transportation terminal to prevent people from jumping to their death. Incheon Bridge Co., the operator of the bridge, decided to install some 1,500 plastic drums at intervals of five meters [...]

630 Suicides Reported Among Elementary to High Schools Students Over Past 4 yrs

630 Suicides Reported Among Elementary to High Schools Students Over Past 4 yrs

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A total of 630 elementary to high school students took their own lives over the past four years, due mainly to family feuds, an education ministry report showed Thursday. According to the report submitted to Rep. Kim Byong-wook of the People Power Party, 388 high school students died by [...]

Enforcement Ordinance Enables the Provision of Information on Suicide Attempts

Enforcement Ordinance Enables the Provision of Information on Suicide Attempts

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A revision to the enforcement ordinance of the Suicide Prevention Act will take effect on Thursday, clearing the way for public institutions to share information on suicide attempts. To ensure the efficacy of the law, the Ministry of Health and Welfare plans to distribute a guidebook and provide on-site [...]

AI-based Control Center Set Up to Prevent Suicide Attempts on Han River Bridges

AI-based Control Center Set Up to Prevent Suicide Attempts on Han River Bridges

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government has established a system to ensure the swift rescue of citizens attempting suicide on bridges spanning the Han River. The Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters said Thursday that it had set up an integrated Han River Bridge CCTV control center within the Ttukseom Rescue [...]

Flight Attendant’s Suicide During Pandemic Recognized as Work Accident

Flight Attendant’s Suicide During Pandemic Recognized as Work Accident

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A suicide committed by an airline employee during forced leave following the coronavirus outbreak has been recognized as a work accident. The Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service announced Tuesday that it had notified the family members of the late Korean Air Lines Co. employee in September that the [...]

Women in Their 20s Most Likely to Commit Suicide: Data

Women in Their 20s Most Likely to Commit Suicide: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Koreans in their teens and 20s, especially women in their 20s, are increasingly committing suicide due primarily to anxiety and a sense of desperation. Statistics Korea reported that from 2010 to 2020, the number of individuals who committed suicide annually dropped by 15.2 percent from 15,566 people [...]