Rising suicide rates in South Korea

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Suicide has found its way to become the leading causes of death for South Koreans age 15-29. The Republic of Korea currently stands as the country with the highest suicide rate per 100,000 people out of all OPEC nations. Ever since 2009, youth suicide rates have been soaring and this increase is largely due to the high academic pressure and focus on education so prevalent in South Korean society. 4 students and 1 professor in KAIST reportedly committed suicide due to academic peer pressure related reasons and one classmate stated that they didn’t even have time to mourn such losses due to the incredibly high levels of academic work. Although suicide has been the leading causes of death for men and women alike ages 40-60, suicide rates are still rising steadily for all ages and it is starting to become a phenomenon that South Korean refuse to recognize as an issue to be addressed.

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