45,000 Suicides Every Year: The Sad Cause Which is On The Rise

Posted on February 23, 2015

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Unemployment has been identified as one of the leading motivating cause of the increaasing figures of suicide attempts.
The research, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, gathered data from 63 countries between 2000 and 2011 (Nordt et al., 2015).

They found that the risk of suicide due to unemployment had risen between 20 and 30 per cent across all regions of the world.

Also, since the period included the start of the recession in 2008, they were able to look at its effect.

Dr. Carlos Nordt, who led the study, said:

"After the crisis year in 2008, the number of suicides increased short-term by 5,000 cases.

Therefore, suicides associated with unemployment totaled a nine-fold higher number of deaths than excess suicides attributed to the most recent economic crisis."

The post-unemployment period has notably been evident of uncertainty and stress, which eventually trigger suicidal thoughts. The impact of unemployment also varies across different countries.

Researchers input that there shoul be done for a "pillow-effect", to curb the increasing rates of suicide.

Category(s):Suicide Prevention

Source material from PSYBlog