Increasingly In Europe, Suicides ‘by Economic Crisis'

Posted: 04/14/2012 12:41 pm Updated: 04/14/2012 12:41 pm

New York Times:

The economic downturn that has shaken Europe for the last three years has also swept away the foundations of once-sturdy lives, leading to an alarming spike in suicide rates. Especially in the most fragile nations like Greece, Ireland and Italy, small-business owners and entrepreneurs are increasingly taking their own lives in a phenomenon some European newspapers have started calling “suicide by economic crisis.”

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