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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 [...]

Suicide-Related Information Rampant on Social Media

Suicide-Related Information Rampant on Social Media

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Harmful suicide-related information was found to be easily accessible by users on social media websites, particularly on Instagram, where the greatest number of posts regarding such information was found. The Ministry of Health and Welfare in association with police officials and the Korea Suicide Prevention Center said yesterday that [...]

Police Ask Taxi Drivers to Refuse Passengers from Stopping at Ulsan Bridge After Suicides

Police Ask Taxi Drivers to Refuse Passengers from Stopping at Ulsan Bridge After Suicides

ULSAN, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — As the number of taxi passengers heading to Ulsan Bridge to commit suicide continues to rise, local police authorities have asked taxi companies in the region to refuse to accept passengers who choose the bridge as their destination. Yesterday, the Ulsan Metropolitan Police Agency sent an official document explaining [...]

One out of 7 College Graduates Has Felt Suicidal: Survey

One out of 7 College Graduates Has Felt Suicidal: Survey

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of seven college graduates hunting jobs have thought of committing suicide due to extreme stress, a survey showed Sunday. According to the survey conducted by the Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center on 124 college graduates currently searching for jobs, 40 percent said they had experienced symptoms [...]

Most Suicide Warning Signs Go Unheeded, Study Says

Most Suicide Warning Signs Go Unheeded, Study Says

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — It has been reported that most people who commit suicide tell others that they “want to die” and show signs of being suicidal, but only one out of five family members recognized such warnings. Factors contributing to suicide were different per age group: dating and education for youth, jobs [...]