Key findings from the a study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry that shows the recent economic crisis led suicides to rise "markedly".
- Before the recession suicide rates had been falling in Europe
- Between 2007 and 2009, suicide rates rose in Europe by 6.5%
- The rates remained at this elevated level through to 2011
- Suicide rates in Canada and the US rose by 4.5% and 4.8%, respectively, during the same time
- Most suicides are committed by people with clinical depression
- There is a marked rise in antidepressant use during the economic downturn
- In the UK, prescriptions of the drugs rose by 19% between 2007 and 2010
- Programmes that help people who are out of work appeared to reduce the number of suicides.
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