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  • Youths march to highlight suicide
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  • Angels for Pro-Life, a recently established teenage anti-suicide group has staged a street
  • campaign to try and reduce the numbers of youth suicides in South Korea.
  • Seoul archdiocese’s One Body One Spirit Movement paraded through the capital’s
  • Myeongdong shopping district on Saturday with the youth group to help them get their message across.
  • Some 150 youths from various parishes around Seoul such as Moonjung2-dong and
  • Gaepo-dong as well from some high schools participated in the event.
  • The Suicide Prevention Center of the One Body One Spirit Movement has been teaching youths to have respect for life and ways of preventing
  • suicides  through a youth “class for life”  which began in  March last year.
  • Young people from around 10 schools in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do Province joined the class.
  • “‘Angels for Pro-Life will play a significant role in suicide prevention in each parish and
  • school,” Sister Gloria Kim Bo-mi, director of the center said.
  • A national police agency report released earlier this month said South Korea has the highest rate of suicides in the world.
  • According to Statistics Korea,the teenage suicide rate in the country was 6.5 per 100,000 in 2009, up from 4.6 per 100,000 the previous year.
  • Related report‘Koreans rally in bid to stop youth suicides’
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