Economic suicides in the Great Recession in Europe and North America

  title={Economic suicides in the Great Recession in Europe and North America},
  author={Aaron Reeves and Martin Mckee and David Stuckler},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={246 - 247}
Summary There has been a substantial rise in ‘economic suicides' in the Great Recessions afflicting Europe and North America. We estimate that the Great Recession is associated with at least 10 000 additional economic suicides between 2008 and 2010. A critical question for policy and psychiatric practice is whether these suicide rises are inevitable. Marked cross-national variations in suicides in the recession offer one clue that they are potentially avoidable. Job loss, debt and foreclosure… 

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