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Survey Says People Who Attempt Suicide are “Immoral”, “Selfish”

Survey Says People Who Attempt Suicide are “Immoral”, “Selfish”

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study on the general public’s opinion of suicide revealed that people who attempt suicide are considered to be “immoral”, “selfish”, and “having no filial piety”. Despite the high suicide rates in South Korea, participation and use of mental health services is uncommon. Observers believe those who contemplate suicide [...]

Temporary Employees More Prone to Depression, Suicidal Impulses

Temporary Employees More Prone to Depression, Suicidal Impulses

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – One out of 7 temporary workers have experienced depression, almost twice as high as those holding regular positions, a study showed Tuesday.  The prevalence for depression was 13.1 percent among irregular workers, whose job conditions are far less favorable than for permanent workers and have to constantly worry about [...]

South Korea Suicide Rate Ranks 4th Despite Slight Improvement, According to WHO

South Korea Suicide Rate Ranks 4th Despite Slight Improvement, According to WHO

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite a modest improvement over the past five years, South Korea still remains among the countries with the highest suicide rates in the world, a new WHO report has revealed. The South Korean suicide rate is 28.4 per 100,000 individuals, ranking fourth among 183 countries surveyed in the 2017 [...]

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 [...]

Top Life Insurers Bow to Regulators over Suicide Claims

Top Life Insurers Bow to Regulators over Suicide Claims

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top-three life insurers – Samsung, Hanwha and Kyobo – have decided to pay all overdue suicide claims, giving in to regulators’ punitive steps, industry officials said Thursday.  Samsung will pay a total of 174 billion won (US$152 million) in respect of its policyholders who committed suicide on [...]

3 Insurers Ordered to Halt Some Operations over Unpaid Suicide Insurance Benefits

3 Insurers Ordered to Halt Some Operations over Unpaid Suicide Insurance Benefits

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s financial regulator on Thursday ordered three insurance firms to halt some of their operations as a punitive measure over their overdue suicide insurance benefits.  The three insurers — Samsung Life Insurance, Hanwha Life Insurance and Kyobo Life Insurance — have been criticized for failing to pay out [...]