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Study: 500 male Greeks committed suicide “solely due to fiscal austerity”

Spending cuts in Greece have caused some 500 male suicides since their implementation, according to a new study. The research found a positive correlation between austerity and suicide rates after other possible links proved to be unrelated. The 30-page study, titled ‘The Impact of Fiscal Austerity on Suicide: On the …

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“My father committed suicide, Mr Samara…”: suicides in Greece rose 43% due to economic crisis

When did the economic crisis begin, how many people took their lives due to burdens and loads and loan they could not deal with? Suicides rose 43% between 2011 and 2007, which was the last year before the start of the economic crisis in Greece. The suicides rate between 2010 …

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Crete: Debts and no job: man shoots himself with a rifle

Debts? No job? A man saw no way out of the many problems. He took a hunting rifle and shot himself in the face. However he survived the suicide attempt even though the shot hit the jawbones. HE was transferred to a nearby hospital. According to local media reports, the …

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Suicides continue in recession- & unemployment-hit Greece

Sometimes they occur every day. Or ever second. Or once a week. Sometimes, it’s two a single day. Suicides. Greek men and women who decide to put an end to their life. And leave behind children, spouses, parents. Desperate human beings. Cracked spines under the heavy height of economic crisis, unemployment, loans. A …

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Suicide rate climbed 26.5% in 2011 – mostly women

Suicides exploded in 2011, the second year of the economic crisis and the loan agreements. It was mostly women who took their lives. The region of Attica, where also Greek capital Athens lies, saw 172 of its residents finding not other way to their problems than put an end to …

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Bloody Greek Easter: five suicides in 48 hours

Five people decided to put an end to their life over the Greek Easter holidays, four of them were on the island of Crete. The fifth victim was a lieutenant of the Greek Armed Forces. The father of two jumped to death from the balcony of his home. He had …

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Greece records four suicides in three days

Two men jump into death, another cuts his wrists and a fourth hangs himself. Almost daily are the news in the media about people who who break down under the weight of unsolved problems : economical or health problems, or even worse the combination of both. Among the suicides is …

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Greek ex car racing champion commits suicide due to economic crisis

Antonis Korfiatis, 69, Greece’s car racing champion in the 70’s and 80’s committed suicide. Korfiatis was found by relatives by friends in his home. He had cut his wrists with a razor blade. the man was living alone in his home in Patras, western Peloponnese. Every day, he used to …

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Drama: shops closed after merchant commits suicide due to debts

Shops in Drama, Northern Greece,  will remain closed for several hours on Tuesday to mark the tragic death of a local retailer. The clothing merchant committed suicide on Monday unable to deal with the growing number of debts. “He was in despair, he feared seizure and foreclosure,” relatives told local media. His colleagues decided to …

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Holiday spirit not strong enough to hinder 3 Greeks from commiting suicide

The holiday spirit in our debt-ridden and austerity-hit country was not strong enough to hinder three Greek men from putting end to their lives. On Saturday a 42-year-old actor hanged himself suicide in his parents’ home in Volos. Dimitris Vogiatzis was known to Greeks through his appearance in many television serials and theater performances. …

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Crisis claims another victim: man, 39, shoots himself

Desperate because of the dire economic situation, a 39-year-old man saw no other solution than to put the gun in his mouth and shoot himself. the man had left a notice explaining the reasons that led him to commit suicide. The tragic incident occurred Monday early afternoon in  Kountoura village …

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Chania: Two Men Commit Suicide on a Single Day

Society in Chania is shocked after two suicides that took place on a single day. On Friday noon, a young man jumped from the balcony of his home. The paramedics who rushed with ambulance on the  spot could only find out that the man had suffered fatal head injuries. In another incident, …

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Athens: Five Suicides on a Single Day

Five people reportedly committed suicide in different parts of the Greek capital. On a single day, five people were reportedly transferred to Evangelismos hospital in Athens.  Last Thursday evening. One man had shot himself in the head, three women had jumped from their home balconies. A fourth woman had cut her belly …

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