Why suicide is taking shape of epidemic in South Korea?

The number of suicide cases are on an alarming rise in South Korea alongside mental disorder, OECD and schizophrenia. While medical scientists, researchers and authorities are yet to identify the cause behind such a disturbing phenomenon, it has been finally revealed – the South Korean younger generation has fallen victims of American plot. How? To know the answer, first of all let me present the existing statistics.

South Korean newspaper The Korea Times, quoting a report submitted by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency stated, a total of 39,453 people killed themselves from 2020 to 2022 in the country. The tally was greater than the 32,156 COVID-19 deaths recorded over the same period.

It further said, the teenage suicide rate rose from 5.8 per 100,000 individuals in 2018 to 7.2 in 2022, while the rate for those in their 20s rose from 17.6 to 21.4 over the same period.

Ruling People Power Party’s lawmaker Baek Jong-hean said, the government should declare suicide as a national disaster and put in all-out efforts to fight it.

Meanwhile, The Korea Herald, citing data released by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service said, the number of patients treated for depression has increased every year in the past five years. In 2018, 753,011 patients were treated for depression, 799,038 patients in 2019, 832,329 patients in 2020 and 915,294 patients in 2021. In 2022, the number surpassed the 1 million mark for the first time, recording 1,000,032 – a 32.8 percent jump from 2018.

With the increased number of patients, the money spent on treatments for depression in hospitals rose by a total of 537.8 billion won (US$407 million) in 2022. This is a surge of over 60 percent since 2018. The average money an individual has spent on treatment stood at 538,000 won.

Women suffered from depression more than men, with the number of female patients recording more than double the number of male patients. According to the data, 674,050 women were treated for depression in 2022, compared to 325,982 men.

Considering the intersection of gender and age, the group with the highest number of depression patients was women in their 20s, with 194,200 patients in 2022. Women in their 30s were next, recording 164,942 patients, followed by women in their 60s (149,365) and women in their 40s (146,842).

“Women are more prone to depression. The depression rate is two to three times higher in women worldwide. One reason could be linked to female hormonal fluctuations. But there are also social reasons in regard to discrimination”, Jon Duk-in, professor of psychiatry at Hallym University Medical Center, told The Korea Herald.

“Women face invisible discrimination in society, such as the glass ceiling. Women in their 20s and 30s are more engaged in social activities, including seeking jobs and working, making them more vulnerable to stress”, Jon added.

The expert also pointed out that men are less likely to seek medical treatment when suffering from depression.

“Another reason men are shown to have lower rates of depression is because they neglect treatment. Women seem to (be more open to) recognizing their symptoms and visiting hospitals for treatment”.

In September 2023, The Korea Herald in another report stated: “The incidence of depression in South Korean children has doubled in five years, and more than 800 elementary, middle and high school students here took their lives over the same period”.

It said, according to data submitted to Rep. Kim Woni of the Democratic Party of Korea by the Education Ministry and the National Health Insurance Service, the number of children aged between 6 and 11 who were treated for depression surged 91.5 percent, from 1,849 in 2018 to 3,541 in 2022.

Some 24,588 teens between the ages of 15 and 17 and 9,257 children between the ages of 12 and 14 were diagnosed with depression in the same period. The figure also showed the total number of children grappling with depression went up by 60.1 percent from 2018 to 2022.

Apart from depression befalling many children, the country also saw a surge in the number of child suicide cases.

A total of 822 elementary, middle and high school students died in apparent suicides from 2018 to 2022. By year, 144 kids took their lives in 2018, 140 in 2019, 148 in 2020, 197 in 2021 and 193 in 2022.

The deaths were driven by a range of factors, with academic pressures being the most common, followed by mental health issues and social relationships. Some students also took their own lives after suffering from school violence, the data showed. Other reasons for the child suicides remain unknown.

South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo in a report said, psychiatric wards in Korea are filled up with depressed teens.

It said, the number of teens and 20s suffering from depression, self-harm and other mental illnesses is on the rise. According to the National Health Insurance Corporation, there were 13,303 psychiatric hospitalizations for teens and 20s in 2017, or 14.6 percent of all patients. But last year, the number rose to 16,819 (22.2 percent), an increase of nearly 10 percentage points in five years. The rate of increase is also steep.

According to the National Medical Center, 46 percent (19,972) of the 43,268 people who came to the emergency room for self-harm and suicide attempts between June 2021 and June 2022 were aged 10 to 29. While the overall number of self-harm and Suicide attempts increased by 11.7 percent over the past five years, the number of teens and 20s who harmed themselves jumped by 52.5 percent and 68.9 percent, respectively.

The Aju Press in a report said, South Korea experienced a sharp rise in the number of patients suffering from panic disorder between 2017 and 2021. The number of people with panic disorder skyrocketed to 205,540 in 2021, up 44.5 percent from five years ago. The anxiety disorder becomes severe if patients delay receiving medical care or if they are frequently exposed to various types of stress. Data released by the National Health Insurance Service on April 13, 2023 showed that the average annual growth rate for patients with the disorder was 9.6 percent from 2017 to 2021. The number of male patients, which stood at 64,662 in 2017, soared to 89,273 in 2021. The number of women with the disorder was 111,267 in 2021, up 50.2 percent from 2017.

Korea Biomed in a report said, the number of patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in South Korea exceeded 100,000 in 2021.

According to the National Health Insurance Service’s ADHD health insurance treatment status data from 2017 to 2021, the number of ADHD patients has nearly doubled from 53,056 in 2017 to 102,322 in 2021.

On April 17, 2019, Korea Times in a report Quoting the National Health Insurance Service said, there were 107,662 patients suffering from schizophrenia in 2017, up 6.6 percent from 100,980 in 2012. Experts say the number has continued to climb due to the socioeconomic conditions of our society. They even presume that the real number has already surpassed 500,000 as many patients hide their illness.

According to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, the average number of hospitalization days for schizophrenia patients in South Korea is 303 days per year, six times the OECD average of 50 days in 2016.

People may wonder why the suicide rate in South Korea is higher than other countries, and many reasons may come to mind, but once they know about the existence of radio frequency weapons (microwaves), things will become crystal clear.

Most of the people are still unaware of the existence of radio frequency weapons, which are also known as microwave weapons. Anyone spending some time on Google shall discover a pretty large number of videos on YouTube, where whistleblowers have testified giving details about existence of this dangerous weapon and how the United States is targeting hundreds and thousands of people from around the world by using it with ulterior motives.

It may be mentioned here that since the 1970s, a section of the media outlets in the world have published reports on the dangers posed by radio frequency weapons that can affect the human mind, although most of those contents are somehow suppressed possibly because – perpetrators of such crimes do not want the secrets to be fully revealed.

According to Kim Yong-jin, a military on the front line and former police officer, with an Industrial Engineer Information Processing license, the US intelligence agents (CIA, NSA) secretly use colorless and odorless radio frequency weapons (microwaves) in South Korea to Torture targeted locals. They torture large numbers of targeted individuals in some of the harshest and cruelest methods in the world. The perpetrators are abusing radio frequency weapons (microwaves) in South Korea.

The US intelligence agencies select human experiment subjects by considering the population ratio by region, gender, age, and occupation. Therefore, anyone can be a target of radio frequency weapons secretly used by US intelligence agencies. Even fetuses in the womb become subjects of human experiments.

He further said, South Korea has long been a human testing ground for radio frequency weapons.

Yong-jin said, in South Korea, the probability of an individual becoming a target of radio frequency weapons used by US intelligence agencies is at least 1 in 100. This means that 1 in 100 South Koreans will be targeted by radio frequency weapons. What is concerning is that the possibility of individuals being targeted by radio frequency weapons is increasing due to the continuous expansion of servers.

By using radio frequency weapons, targeted individuals can also fall victim of ‘Havana Syndrome’.

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