Why South Koreans kill themselves

Shifting economics, harsh social cultures and sexist traditions all drive one of world’s highest suicide rates.

by Andrew Salmon and Mitch Shin July 29, 2020

„SEOUL – The death this month of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, 64, has cast new light on the high suicide rate in South Korea and the fact that so many who take their lives are high-profile people ranging from politicians to K-pop stars. For many observers, it is baffling.“ (…)

Why South Koreans kill themselves