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Table 2 Central Government Budget for Mental Health Promotion [43]

From: Mental health services and R&D in South Korea

Classification 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Establish/operate regional/local mental health center 9946 (54.4) 10,593 (50.2) 12,340 (41.1) 13,684 (36.5) 15,577 (35.9)
Mental health promotion services for children/adolescents 921 (5.04) 921 (4.36) 922 (3.07) 2194 (5.85) 2852 (6.57)
Mental health promotion servicesa 0 0 0 1492 (3.98) 1878 (4.33)
Prevention and management of addictionb 3660 (20.0) 3869 (18.3) 4252 (14.2) 4500 (12.0) 4483 (10.3)
Prevention of suicidec 645 (3.53) 1259 (5.96) 2001 (6.67) 4195 (11.2) 6618 (15.3)
Support mental health facilitiesd 2782 (15.2) 3721 (17.6) 3820 (12.7) 3820 (10.2) 3438 (7.92)
Removal of prejudice towards mental disorders and improving public awareness 281 (1.54) 281 (1.33) 267 (0.89) 260 (0.69) 242 (0.56)
Evaluate psychiatric medical centers 0 0 244 (0.81) 895 (2.39) 1155 (2.66)
Pilot program on comprehensive mental health promotione 0 0 5936 (19.8) 5936 (15.8) 6713 (15.5)
Othersf 39 (0.21) 470 (2.23) 256 (0.85) 529 (1.41) 438 (1.01)
Total 18,274 (100) 21,115 (100) 30,037 (100) 37,505 (100) 43,394 (100)
  1. Unit: USD 1 thousand
  2. Exchange rate on 22 April 2016, 1 Dollar = 1139.40 Won
  3. aFollow-up on mental health screening, promote mental health of public social workers
  4. bEstablish/operate Community Addiction Management Center, manage addiction cases including the homeless, treat and protect people with narcotics addiction, prevent alcohol-related problems
  5. cEstablish/operate Korea Suicide Prevention Center, suicide prevention services and community suicide prevention services
  6. dEstablish/operate mental health care facilities and support their functional reinforcement
  7. eGwangju Trauma Center, and establish center for integration
  8. fOther costs related to mental health promotion services