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Global Recession led to 10,000 extra suicides, report claims

Global Recession led to 10,000 extra suicides, report claims

News   •   Jun 12, 2014 00:00 BST

A report published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has stated that the global economic crisis has been the direct cause of an extra ten thousand suicides across Europe, the US and Canada. Leading up to the crash of 2007, suicide rates had been in a steady decline in Europe but by 2009 there was a 6.5% increase which was sustained until 2011.