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Sharp rise in suicide rates exposes social stigma and lack of preventative treatments in Greece

 Shedia - Greece 07 December 2019

Greek austerity has seen a sharp rise in suicide rates since 2010, reports Shedia. Depression is becoming more prevalent among those living in poverty, unemployment and homelessness, yet the country lacks a national action plan to prevent suicide. Greece’s only street paper considers how other countries approach the issue, and explores the prejudices and stigmas attached to suicide and depression within Greek society – and how it could be a barrier to those who require help. (1996 Words) - By Spyros Zonakis

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Greece continues to maintain the second-to-lowest suicide rate in Europe after Georgia (3.8 per 100,000 population, with the European average at 12.3 per 100,000).Credit: eurokinissi/Tatiana Bolari

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Greece continues to maintain the second-to-lowest suicide rate in Europe after Georgia (3.8 per 100,000 population, with the European average at 12.3 per 100,000).Credit: eurokinissi/Giannis Panagopoulos


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