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Report: 14,500 SKoreans commit suicide in 2009

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Report: 14,500 SKoreans commit suicide in 2009

Post by momopi » June 3rd, 2010, 9:14 pm ... ea_suicide;

Report: 14,500 SKoreans commit suicide in 2009

SEOUL, South Korea – A news report says more than 14,500 South Koreans killed themselves last year, up nearly 19 percent from 2008.

Yonhap news agency said Wednesday 14,579 people committed suicide last year, with people over 61 accounting for about one-third of the deaths. Yonhap says the National Police Agency provided the figures.

The report says mental problems were the most common reasons for the suicides, followed by physical illness and financial difficulties.

Police officials were not immediately available for comment on Wednesday, a national holiday.

South Korea has the highest suicide rate among the 30 nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Post by Repatriate » June 4th, 2010, 6:25 am

The highest suicide rates overall are actually in mostly eastern european nations. A couple things..S. Korean culture is fatalistic as hell just watch some of the films they put out. In Japan people look at suicide as a release from shame and to redeem honor but in S. Korea it's looked at as a release from misery. :lol: ... icide_rate

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