South Korea's exam suicides

The rise in teen suicides is linked to the intense pressure to succeed academically.

    In South Korea, an 18 year old has committed suicide in the city of Daejeon - just hours before he was due to take a university entrance exam.

    Teen suicide rates have risen by more than a third in the last decade - and the intense pressure to succeed academically is often the cause.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.