South Korean coffin therapy to fight suicide

December 15, 2015 1:57 AM (UTC+8)

 

You never know the value of what you have till you lose it. In South Korea, with towering suicide rates, a school that seems to have understood this statement well enough is offering life lessons to people with suicidal tendencies. The average suicide rate among all OECD countries, according to 2013 data, was 12 people out of 100,000. South Korea, in 2012, saw 29.1 suicides per 100,000 people. In 2014, there were 27.3 suicides per 100,000 people. It makes people to write their will, wear customary burial robes and puts them in the coffin, till they realise the value of life. A few companies have also started making stressed employees take part in their own pretend funerals.

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