REFERRALS FOR BROS
MENTAL HEALTH, CRISIS SUPPORT AND SUBSTANCE USE
No male-specific mental health services available.
(Note: Unfortunately, there is not a lot of support for mental health in South Korea, let alone specific support for men in South Korea. Mental health and suicide are still heavily stigmatised topics, and need to be tredded carefully. Below are the few services available. If you are in need to support, please contact emergency for urgent (life threatening cases), or call Lifeline Korea.)
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
EMERGENCY (24 hours 7 days a week)
Fire, Emergency and Ambulance Tel: 119
Police Tel: 112
Medical Emergency: Medical information centre specifically aimed at foreigners in Seoul Tel: 1339
SOS Life Telephone: 1588-9191 (24/7)
We listen to, talk to, and provide information about our neighbours who call us on various issues ranging from troubles and conflicts that are common in everyday life to difficult crises and suicide problems alone. The counsellors on the telephone of Life are all volunteers trained through professional training. We specialise In:
Work & School Challenges
If you are looking for counselling or therapy in English or Korean from high-quality, US licensed therapists, counsellors, and psychologists, you have found the right place. We are committed to providing confidential and professional counselling and therapy for people throughout Korea—from Seoul, to Busan, to Jeju—to help you get through the hard times in life and achieve your goals.
보건복지부 보건복지콜센터 (Ministry of Health & Welfare Call Center)
Tel: 129 (24시간 위기상담 / 24 hour hotline)
정신건강증진센터 정신건강위기상담전화 (Mental Health Center Crisis Counseling)
Tel: 1577-0199 (24시간 위기상담 / 24 hour hotline)
Tel: 1566-2525 (24/7)
Love Counseling Center is a social welfare counseling center established in 1981. It offers telephone counselling to those who are experiencing distress or need emotional support.
Choongju Hotline: (0441) 847-9191
Chunju Hotline: (0652) 86-9191
Inchon Hotline: (032) 421 9191
Puchon Hotline: (032) 663-9191
Pohang Hotline: (0562) 72-9191
Koyang Hotline: (0344) 915-9191
Kimhae Hotline: (0525) 21-9191
Ulsan Hotline: (0522) 67-9191
Pusan Hotline: (051) 807-9191
Lifeline National Office
Hotline: (82) 51 804 0896
West Seoul Saengmyung Eui Chunhwa Hotline: (81) 2 2649 9232/4
Seoul Hotline: (02) 916-9191
Taegu Hotline: (053) 475-9191
Taejon Hotline: (042) 254-9191
Tel: +82 2 2203 0053
Phone: 02 413 0892 3
Founded in 2004, the Korean Association for Suicide Prevention (KASP) is a Korean non-governmental organization supported by the Korean government’s Ministry of Health & Social Welfare. KASP promotes mental health and suicide prevention through education, awareness, and support for research and policy development.
Contact via online: https://www.younghealthprogrammeyhp.com/contact-us.html
To help combat suicide, the government of the Republic of Korea encourages programmes to educate ‘gatekeepers’ who can identify at-risk individuals in their communities. We worked with the Korean Association for Suicide Protection (KASP), an NGO supported by the Korean Ministry of Health, to promote ‘safeTALK’ a training programme for young peer supporters or ‘gatekeepers’. The programme had four stages - Talk, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe - and used videos, role-playing and discussion. Its aim was to train young people to engage with their peers, notice and respond to situations where suicidal thoughts might be present, talk openly about mental health, identify those at risk of suicide and refer them to experts in the prevention of suicide.
We also ran the ASIST Education Program for Training Suicide Emergency Intervention Specialists, to train professionals to help young people in crisis situations.With KASP we developed a website promoting mental health to young people.'Keep in Touch', and provided online resources and information for young people and enabled young gatekeepers to exchange information and support one another.
Our National Youth Center offers protection, treatment and education for youth who are living with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The center workers are full of empathy, communication and hope, with the goal to ensure our youth will be restored to emotional stability and self-confidence, and become a healthy member of democratic society.