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article imageStudy: Recession caused more than 10,000 suicides

By Walter McDaniel     Jun 12, 2014 in World
A study taking in data from all over the developed world says that the economic recession may have led to more than 10,000 people taking their own lives across more than 24 countries.
"Job loss, debt and foreclosure" were major causes of the mental stress that led to this trend according to the study. A variety of factors led to depression and other mental problems which contributed to this disaster.
The massive amount of data may make the numbers seem larger. The data included 24 countries in Europe as well as Canada and the United States. They studied countries with connected economies and results did have some correlation to each other. Before the recession suicides were falling or holding steady in these countries. However when problems kicked in the numbers rose. A rare few had their rate stay mostly the same.
Those committing suicide in the United States were an outlier since the numbers had already risen. However those tacked on an additional 4,750 deaths when hard economic times came around. This led to a large contribution which was in part due to the large population.
Many researchers had long pointed out this connection. Now we have more data than ever that it is a significant problem when a recession rolls around. Now creating a world where we don't see any more recessions and where suicide rates fall everywhere is a much bigger problem.
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