We’re behind in the editing, but better late than never. This episode is about Korea’s suicide crisis, so it is a little heavy. Special Guest: Shaun Webb of Shaun on Site
News of the Weird
- Korean scientists try to engineer the smell out of Kimchi
- People named Park Geun Hye changing name at accelerated rates
- Male cop dresses as woman to lure and catch criminals
- Commentary from Korea Times suggests that a wave of anti-Koreanism in the US will begin soon
On the Pulse: Korea has a suicide problem, and we’ve invited Shaun Webb on the podcast to discuss his own attempted suicide and to discuss the very serious situation in Korea. Topics include the societal causes of the suicide epidemic, efforts the government has made for suicide prevention and how effective they are, and several suicide prevention resources.
Here are some useful links for anyone who might need them:
seoul hotline: 02-916-9191
love line counselling center: 02-715 8600 and you can search suicide.org for the phone numbers, websites and addresses of other hotlines around the country.