Global economic meltdown linked to rise in suicides among men

09/17/2013 | HealthDay News

In the wake of the global financial crisis, the suicide rate for men across 54 countries in 2009 increased 3.3%, according to a study in the journal BMJ. Boys and men ages 15 to 24 had the highest increase in suicide rates in Europe, while men ages 45 to 64 showed the highest rate increase in the Americas. Researchers noted an association between increased suicides and job losses. The suicide rate rose slightly among women in the Americas but not in Europe.

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