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27 September 2012

Stigma increases suicide rates

South Korea's efforts to curb its alarming suicide rate are being undermined by a deep-rooted belief that seeking help for mental problems leads to social exclusion.

South Korea's efforts to curb its alarming suicide rate are being undermined by a deep-rooted belief that seeking help for mental problems leads to social and professional exclusion, health experts say.

Hungary was a distant second with a rate of 23.3, followed by Japan with 22.2.

 
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