Suicide rate in South Korea soars

The suicide rate in South Korea has more than doubled in the past decade, the government said this week.  South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates in the world; for citizens in their 20s and 30s, suicide is the leading cause of death.  Some analysts say the act has become normalized by a spate of high-profile suicides, including […]

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Teens and Sleep Deprivation

Teens and Sleep Deprivation

Teens that suffer from sleep deprivation may have the tendency to lose interest in school activities, get poor grades, may not be able to concentrate, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, and may also get involved in more drowsy-driving accidents.  In a survey the National Sleep Foundation found that 87% of students were not getting the recommended sleep time of between […]

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South Korea – Where death is a popular option

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The shocking death of a reality show contestant shined a light on South Korea’s suicide epidemic, said Kim Tae-ick. The contestant, identified only by her surname, Jeon, apparently hanged herself with a hair-dryer cord after telling her mother that she would not be able to live once the Bachelor-style show aired. Sadly, her tale is common. Our suicide rate is […]

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