Economic slump linked with soaring suicide rates in Europe

Source: Daily Mail

The financial crisis that swept Europe almost certainly led to an increase in suicides, according to health experts’ research.

Researchers say that when the rate of unemployment rose, suicide rates immediately increased in nine of the ten countries they studied between 2007 and 2009.

The analysts say that countries facing the most severe cuts and debts including Greece and Ireland, had greater rises in suicide, medical journal The Lancet reported.

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