Suicide Toll Doubles In South Korea

A new study from South Korea has revealed that the suicide rate has doubled over the past ten years: “The new figures show that in 2009 more than 40 people killed themselves each day in South Korea. This is more than twice the number who did so a decade earlier and five times as many as in 1989.” BBC News reports that the government has launched new initiatives to help prevent suicides but this is still a disturbing stat to read. If Asian American women have the highest rate of depression and suicide here, how much of this is a problem for youth in Asia?

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