In September 9th, 2011, Yonhap news reported that suicide is the number one cause of death in South Korea for people under 40. Data reports, from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), shows that there is 38.3 fatal suicides for every 100k South Korean Citizens compared to the United States where there is 12.5 suicides to every 100k citizens. What makes this country different from other countries? Why does it have the highest suicide rate in the world?

Take a look into the culture of Korea and you will begin to understand the way of thinking that is connected to a high suicide rate.



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