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Pesticide Storage Cabinets Help Save Lives

Pesticide Storage Cabinets Help Save Lives

HWASEONG, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Hwaseong Community Health Center in Gyeonggi Province launched a suicide prevention project called the ‘Green Life Village Project’ in 2010 by installing pesticide storage cabinets at homes located in agricultural areas.  The cabinets were designed to prevent easy access to pesticides for individuals considering suicide. The 1.2-meter-high cabinets [...]

Internet Flooded with Suicide Information

Internet Flooded with Suicide Information

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A disturbing number of posts encouraging suicide by introducing possible methods and suicide-pact recruiting have been identified in internet communities and on SNS. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare on August 24, the Korea Suicide Prevention Center and Nuricops, the cybercrime monitoring organization affiliated with the National [...]

Korean University to Collect Biosignals to Prevent Suicide

Korean University to Collect Biosignals to Prevent Suicide

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – KAIST (the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) is measuring its students’ biosignals in an effort to prevent suicide. According to the university’s KI Health Science Research Institute, wearable devices that can measure biosignals were distributed to 350 students, starting in April. The institute is operating a pilot project that [...]