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S. Korea to Educate Taxi Drivers to Prevent Suicide

S. Korea to Educate Taxi Drivers to Prevent Suicide

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Taxi drivers are being trained to become ‘lifeguards’ to prevent people from committing suicide. The Life Insurance Social Contribution Committee announced on Thursday that it plans to work with the Citizens’ Coalition for Safety (CCS) and the Korea Best Driver Association to train taxi drivers to prevent others from [...]

Nearly 34 pct of S. Korean Adolescents Have Thought About Suicide over Academic Pressure: Poll

Nearly 34 pct of S. Korean Adolescents Have Thought About Suicide over Academic Pressure: Poll

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 34 percent of South Korean adolescents have thought about killing themselves because of academic pressure, a recent survey showed Wednesday. The grim finding came in the National Youth Policy Institute’s survey of 9,060 elementary, middle and high school students conducted from June-August last year. According to the results, [...]

Two-Year Sentence for Those Who Distribute Suicide Information Online

Two-Year Sentence for Those Who Distribute Suicide Information Online

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on Tuesday a revised law on suicide prevention, which makes sharing suicidogenic information online illegal. If caught distributing such information, the individual responsible will be sentenced to jail time. The revised law will take effect in six months, on July 16. The [...]

S. Korea’s Suicide Rate Dropping but Still Highest Among OECD States

S. Korea’s Suicide Rate Dropping but Still Highest Among OECD States

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s suicide rate remains the highest among developed nations despite declines in recent years, comparative statistics from welfare authorities indicated Monday. An analysis of health data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), conducted by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the National Health Insurance Service, showed [...]