Youths march to highlight suicide

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Youths march to highlight suicide

  1. 1. Youths march to highlight suicide<br />www.uca.news<br />
  2. 2. Angels for Pro-Life, a recently established teenage anti-suicide group has staged a street<br />
  3. 3. campaign to try and reduce the numbers of youth suicides in South Korea.<br />
  4. 4. Seoul archdiocese’s One Body One Spirit Movement paraded through the capital’s<br />
  5. 5. Myeongdong shopping district on Saturday with the youth group to help them get their message across.<br />
  6. 6. Some 150 youths from various parishes around Seoul such as Moonjung2-dong and<br />
  7. 7. Gaepo-dong as well from some high schools participated in the event.<br />
  8. 8. The Suicide Prevention Center of the One Body One Spirit Movement has been teaching youths to have respect for life and ways of preventing<br />
  9. 9. suicides  through a youth “class for life”  which began in  March last year.<br />
  10. 10. Young people from around 10 schools in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do Province joined the class.<br />
  11. 11. “‘Angels for Pro-Life will play a significant role in suicide prevention in each parish and<br />
  12. 12. school,” Sister Gloria Kim Bo-mi, director of the center said.<br />
  13. 13. A national police agency report released earlier this month said South Korea has the highest rate of suicides in the world.<br />
  14. 14. 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.<br />
  15. 15. Related report‘Koreans rally in bid to stop youth suicides’<br />
  16. 16. www.uca.news<br />contact us<br />

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