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Recession could mean more suicides

9th July 2009

Experts have warned that rates of suicide, murders and heart attacks will go up as the economy continues its downturn.

The predictions are based on an analysis in The Lancet of economic changes and death rates in 26 EU countries over the past three decades.

In the UK, the rising unemployment could lead to an extra 290 suicides, while death from alcohol abuse will rise by as much as 28%.

Many more people will suffer from raised levels of mental distress.

 

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Article Information

Title: Recession could mean more suicides
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 12082
Date Added: 9th Jul 2009

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