Suicides soar among NY Koreans

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Suicides soar among New York Koreans – more depressing stories for 2009:

Money troubles have been the leading force behind the sharp rise, say Korean civic leaders and officials, who are alarmed by the trend. Failure to get into top colleges, perform well at school or climb the economic ladder can cause deep shame and embarrassment.

Maybe some cultural stereotyping going on? But sad statistics nonetheless.

Source: NYTimes.com #

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