Korean Community Health Seminar Focuses on “Depression Across Generations”

February 27, 2014 – The Center for Korean Health & Wellness at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) recently hosted a free “Korean Community Health Seminar,” focused on depression as it relates to the Korean-American community and its culture.

Korea has one of the highest rates of suicide in the world. Behavioral health professionals remarked bicultural issues can be a contributing factor in relation to depression morbidity among Korean immigrants.

The event drew a crowd of more than 60 people and was the third in a lecture series that spotlights the diagnosis, treatment and management of behavioral health-related illnesses.

Four bi-lingual speakers conducted the presentations in Korean. Attendees had an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session and enjoyed a complimentary lunch in between presentations.