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Unemployment leads to 45,000 suicides every year study finds

One in five suicides around the world is caused by this and the figure is rising.  Unemployment is linked to 45,000 suicides around the world each year, a new study finds. This represents around one in five of the total number of global suicides. The research, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, gathered data from 63 … Continue reading

Great Recession and suicide / A global increase

There were an estimated 4884 (95% confidence interval 3907 to 5860) excess suicides in 2009 compared with the number expected based on previous trends (2000-07). Continue reading

The Great Recession / Suicides spiked a study finds

The Great Recession resulted in 5,000 additional suicides worldwide in 2009, according to a recent study — the first to look at suicide trends globally in the wake of the crisis Continue reading

The Great Recession: 4,750 “excess” suicides in US, 1,000 in UK

In a book to be released this month, professors David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu say suicide rates in both the U.S. and the U.K. increased after the end of 2007, which marked the beginning of the recession in the U.S. They calculate there were 4,750 “excess” suicides during the slump in the U.S., compared with … Continue reading

US – Suicide Rate Rose During The Great Recession

The rate of suicide in the United States rose sharply during the first few years since the start of the recession, a new analysis has found. In the report, which appeared Sunday on the Web site of The Lancet, a medical journal, researchers found that the rate between 2008 and 2010 increased four times faster … Continue reading

‘Economic suicides’ shake Europe

Antonis Perris, a musician unemployed for more than two years, was desperate. Perris wrote in an online forum late one night that he had run out of money to buy food and cursed those responsible for the economic crisis in Greece. “I have no solution in front of me,” he typed. The next morning, Perris … Continue reading

Europe: Unemployment rate linked to rise in suicides

Soaring unemployment rates across Europe caused by economic policies are a ‘public health emergency’, doctors heard at a seminar on health inequalities. Former BMA president Professor Sir Michael Marmot, author of the Fair Society, Healthy Lives report, told an interactive symposium on social and health inequalities that for every 1 per cent rise in unemployment … Continue reading

Worker suicides prompt probe |

An investigation has been launched at a stationery company in Humen, Guangdong province, after two employees committed suicide last week. Xie Yanfang, an official with Dongguan city bureau of human resources, promised that the company, Nanshan International Stationery, would be punished if it was found to have violated laws and regulations in connection with the … Continue reading

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