Other Stories

S. Korea to bolster mental health support for people impacted by COVID-19 Updated: 2021-01-14 13:01:49 KST

The South Korean government is going to start providing more support, including treatment, for people experiencing symptoms of depression because of the pandemic, including those who are in self-isolation.
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Thursday that it's going to draw up a comprehensive plan to help people improve their mental health, noting the recent data showing that one in four South Koreans have at some time in their lives experienced depression or anxiety.
Chung said there needs to be a change in the policy paradigm to increase the state's responsibility for providing treatment and other help.
The state, he said, is going to gradually raise its budget for mental health from 1.6 percent of all healthcare spending to five percent as recommended by the World Health Organization.
KOGL : Korea Open Government License
본 저작물 중 본문에 해당하는 뉴스 스크립트(텍스트)는 공공누리 제1유형-출처표시 조건에 따라 이용할 수 있습니다.