REFERRALS FOR BROS

MENTAL HEALTH, CRISIS SUPPORT AND SUBSTANCE USE

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

SOUTH KOREA

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

 

Lifeline Korea

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:

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Addiction

  • Suicidal Thoughts

  • Couples/Marriage Therapy

  • Work & School Challenges

 

The Seoul Counselling Centre

Phone: 02-542-5553

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)

Counsel24

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.

 

Lifeline National Office 

Hotline: (82) 51 804 0896 

중앙자살예방센터 (Korea Suicide Prevention Centre)

Tel: +82 2 2203 0053

Korean Association for Suicide Protection (KASP)

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.

 

Young Health Programme

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.

National Youth Healing Center

Tel: 070-4420-1907 (Astragalus East), 031-333-1900 (main)

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.

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