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J Korean Med Assoc. 2013 Feb;56(2):111-119. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.5124/jkma.2013.56.2.111
Kim G , Ahn J , Ha K , Lee CH , Woo JM , Lee JK , Jeon HJ , Kwak YS , Kweon YS , Keum R , Park JI , Lee HY , Yim HW , Jo MY , Han KC , Bae JY , Bae J , Lee SY , Lee YS , Cho IH , Choi MM , Hyun MH .
Office of Research Planning, National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency, Seoul, Korea.
Office of Health Services Research, National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Office of Planning & Evaluation, Korea Youth Counseling & Welfare Institute, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Psychiatry, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Division of Mental Health Policy, Ministry of Health & Welfare, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Psychiatry, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Psychiatry, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.
Department of Psychiatry, The Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Goyang Community Mental Health Center, Goyang, Korea.
Department of Psychiatry, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.
Office of Students and Parents Research, Korean Educational Development Institute, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Preventive Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Students Health Management Division, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea.
Central Church of Korea Evangelical Holiness Church, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Nursing, Inje University, Busan, Korea.
Office of Counseling & Welfare, Korea Youth Counseling & Welfare Institute, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Psychology, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Psychiatry, Gil Hospital, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Social Welfare, Baekseok University, Cheonan, Korea.
Department of Psychology, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. hyunmh@cau.ac.kr
Abstract

The National Evidence-based Collaborating Agency (NECA) holds the NECA Round-table Conference that not only disseminates objective and systematic information on topics of social concern in public health care but also organizes discussions on core issues under dispute in the literature through panels composed of multidisciplinary experts. Accordingly, the Round-table Conference was composed of multidisciplinary experts including medical specialists in the areas of psychiatry and preventive medicine, psychiatric and mental health nursing, psychologists, social welfare experts, consultation experts, religious leaders, and government officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and Ministry of Health and Welfare. The Round-table Conference, tasked with analysis of the actual status and causes of, and search for solutions for suicide in adolescents, has reached consensus on the current status, trend, risk factors and prevention factors, problems and issues in prevention and coping strategies, effective prevention and coping strategies and areas of research needed for the future. The Round-table Conference commented on the actual status and gravity of suicides in adolescents, and came to the agreement that mental health issues including stress from interpersonal relationships and depression are the key risk factors of suicide. It was further agreed that problems in the measures being implemented for each of the areas include lack of manpower and funding, and inadequate organic association and cooperation among relevant institutions. They also agreed that development of a government-initiated suicide prevention program for adolescents, association among relevant experts, and development, and management of practical guidelines that are of broad and practical use are important. Furthermore, the panels were in agreement that the mass media must comply with the recommended level of coverage in reporting of suicide as adolescents are greatly influenced by provocative mass media reports due to their strong impulsive dispositions.

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