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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Statistics show that there were an average of 38 suicides a day last year


Article: Average of 38 suicides a day last year... rates going up for women in twenties

Source: Yonhap News via Nate

Article reveals that there were 13,799 suicides last year. While the rates went down for men, it went up for women in their 20s and 30s (but men are still at 2.4 times the rate of women). Suicide in the elderly population has also become a severe issue. 

1. [+879, -32] Instead of worrying about raising our birth rates, let's please start taking care of the people who are already here. This is so sad.

2. [+752, -28] A life of competition, of comparison... the bare face of Korea is that we're people who are only good at working hard

3. [+673, -27] The fact that we have high death rates in suicide and alcoholism shows that we're a difficult society to live in

4. [+52, -14] Doesn't matter how educated you are when there are no jobs, when you're constantly being compared to others, when you have to survive competitions only to suffer from boomer culture in the work place, no work life balance... there's just no hope...

5. [+50, -2] A bit hypocritical of us to be celebrating that we have lower virus deaths than the US when we are losing 38 lives to suicide a day

6. [+22, -1] Because it sucks... while celebrities are out there making millions, the rest of us can't even dream of making an ounce of that even with a lottery win ㅋㅋㅋ it's just a cycle of poverty and depression

7. [+21, -0] Kids spend their teen years studying to compete for college, then their twenties to compete for jobs.. and if you screw up just a little bit, you don't even get that... and once you hit your thirties, everyone else is getting married so you feel the rush too... We're all struggling to meet the demands and standards set by others. It's amazing that there aren't more deaths in such a tight society. I bet there are a lot more who want to go, just that they don't have the bravery to ㅋ

8. [+21, -1] Sometimes it feels like the only purpose of being born is to make money......

9. [+17, -2] People are having fewer babies, the elderly population is taking longer to die, and now the few youths that we have left are committing suicide... is there really no solution to this..

10. [+15, -4] And this probably isn't even an accurate reflection of the actual numbers ㅠㅠ how depressing

11. [+14, -0] Wow, we're basically losing one middle school classroom a day

12. [+13, -3] Yeah, I have been seeing more suicides lately, especially women...

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