According to data from the World Health Organization, there are about 3,000 young people who die from suicide every day. The highest suicide rates belong to the countries of Asia.
South Korea: The increasing rate
In South Korea, 14 160 people had come to death in 2012, which is equivalent to average 39 people per day, an increase of 219% compared to 2000 (with 6444 cases). The rate among Korean youth is especially alarming because in 2001 – 2011 period, the number of cases has increased by 57%, much higher increase than that among adults.
At university entrance exam period, suicide rate of Korean students shoots up. According to the Korean Ministry of Education, from 2009 to 2014, there were nearly 900 suicide cases of students. In 2014, the number of students who committed suicide was 118. Of which, about 40 % of students committed suicide because of family problems. In addition, 10.7 % of students ended their lives due to study pressure, and violence in schools is the cause of 1.4 % of suicides.
Japan: The unsolved problem
According to Japanese government statistics, in 2014, this country has a total of 250,000 people who committed suicide, that is, on average, every day 70 people in Japan to seek death themselves. This figure has shocked action for much higher in other developed countries around the world.
As reported by the National Police Department, the number of students committing suicide in the sunrise country is 874 people, accounting for 3.4% of all cases of suicide in 2014.
Significantly, suicidal behavior is becoming the most popular road leading to the death of the young people aged 10-19 years in the country.
School violation in Japan is extremely serious and has become one of the reasons why the youth ends easily his own life. Data in the past 40 years shows that the first of September (The school opening day) is the day where there are most of adolescent suicides in the country of Sunrise.
Korea and Japan are the countries with a high proportion of children who committed suicide
China: The main reason is the pressure of school
As reported by the government on May 5th 2014, there were 79 cases of Chinese students committed suicide in 2013, 90% of which was due to unbearable pressure of learning.
Mentally unstable young people easy to think negatively
Too much pressure from learning at school and finding a job is the main reason of the high suicide rate among young Chinese. Recent statistics of the Mental Health Association of China said that suicide accounted for over 26 % of deaths in the 15-34 year old age group.