Number of suicidal youth in S. Korea doubles

A total of 34,552 young South Koreans tried to take their own lives or caused self-harm in 2015-2019. – EPA pic, October 5, 2020.

THE number of suicide attempts and self-inflicted injuries among young South Koreans nearly doubled from 2015 to 2019, according to a ruling party lawmaker today.

The number of those who sought medical attention from either suicide attempts or self-harm aged between 9 and 24 reached 9,828 last year, according to Kang Byung-won of the Democratic Party, the Yonhap news agency reported.

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