A statue of a person comforting another is set up on the Mapo Bridge in Seoul as South Korea aims to promote a message of life and hope at the bridge known as the favourite place for suicide attempts. Photo: Reuters

Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

Poverty, stress and reluctance to seek help among factors behind grim toll

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A statue of a person comforting another is set up on the Mapo Bridge in Seoul as South Korea aims to promote a message of life and hope at the bridge known as the favourite place for suicide attempts. Photo: Reuters
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