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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 [...]

Regulated Media Reporting on Celebrity Suicide Can Mitigate Werther Effect: Study

Regulated Media Reporting on Celebrity Suicide Can Mitigate Werther Effect: Study

SEOUL, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A transition in the style of media reporting on suicide committed by celebrities leads to a reduction in the suicide rate among non-celebrities, a recent study showed. A research team from Samsung Medical Center conducted a study on the changes in the suicide rate in South Korea between 2005 [...]

4 in 100 Military Service Members Have Had Suicidal Thoughts: Data

4 in 100 Military Service Members Have Had Suicidal Thoughts: Data

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that roughly 4 percent of military service members have had suicidal thoughts. A research team led by Prof. Lee Seung-yup from the Catholic University of Korea Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital and Dr. Yoon Chang-gyo from the World Health Organization analysed the 2014 survey conducted [...]