South Korea Combating Developed World’s Highest Suicide Rate In Seniors

Bloomberg News (6/12, Kim) reports that seniors in South Korea may take “a six-week course that seeks to show seniors how to appreciate life by preparing for death.” The class “reflects efforts to combat the developed world’s highest elderly suicide rate in a country where the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development estimates 37 percent of the population will be older than 65 by 2050.” In the class, seniors are confronted “with the positive nature of death,” and the fact that life is precious and “worth living.”

Related Links:

— “South Korean Seniors Learn How to Die ‘Well’ to Curb Suicide,” Sam Kim, Bloomberg News, June 12, 2014.

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