All posts tagged "suicide"

  • The body of an Army draftee is moved from his home in Seoul on Aug. 12, 2014. He was found dead the previous day along with his colleague in apparents suicides, according to authorities. (Yonhap)
    2 more soldiers die in apparent suicide

    (Yonhap) — Two Army draftees have been found dead together in apparent suicides in Seoul, police said Tuesday, the latest in a series of tragic incidents involving enlisted soldiers in recent weeks. The 23-year-old and 21-year-old corporals,...

    • Posted August 12, 2014
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    Suicide leading cause of death for younger Koreans for sixth straight year

    According to Statistics Korea (Yonhap) — Suicide was the No. 1 cause of death for younger Koreans in 2012, with more youths thinking about taking their own lives due to stress from study and economic difficulties, a...

    • Posted July 14, 2014
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  • Korean government reveals ‘suicidal Profile’

    By Ko Dong-hwan The Korean government’s recent national survey extracted particular traits of those committing suicide; they were men who divorced and had low level of education and income, mental distress and high dependence on alcohol. According...

    • Posted April 2, 2014
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  • From top to bottom, left to right: Sandra Yi, Dr. Thomas Han, Lim Jung-hyun, Lyn Morris, Robert Stohr, Didi Hirsch President Kita S. Curry, Cathy Jung. (Lee Woo-su)
    Suicide Prevention Center Needs Korean-Speaking Volunteers

    By The Korea Times Los Angeles staff The Suicide Prevention Center at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services is looking for crisis line volunteers. The 24/7 line receives more than 50,000 calls each year from the Los Angeles...

    • Posted March 18, 2014
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  • Television dating show 'Jjak' under attack
    Korean reality dating TV show under attack after contestant suicide

    By Kim Da-ye Police began an investigation Thursday into the apparent suicide of a woman who appeared on SBS TV’s popular blind-date reality show “Jjak.” A spokesman said the probe will focus on establishing what might have...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Actresses Jung Da-yeon and Choi Jin-shil are just two of many celebrities who took their own lives. (Korea Times file)
    Korea’s suicide rate triples OECD average

    Korea has by far the highest number of suicides among 34 members of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to its annual report. The OECD report for 2011 showed that the rate of suicide in Korea was 33.3...

    • Posted November 23, 2013
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