The overhanging shadow of the financial crisis is large but some of its impacts are less well-known than others. In Greece, the economic recession undermined the mental health of many Greeks who rapidly lost everything they had. The Klimaka suicide helpline was conceived at the beginning of the crisis to listen to those needing to be heard.
Hopes for the future were dashed. For Anna, 68, the crisis had particularly devastating consequences. Her husband, a retired bus driver, killed himself in a park two years ago at age 66 after a series of pension cuts deepened his despair.
According to a November report of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, the number of suicides in Greece increased by forty per cent between andas a result of the economic crisis. This is mostly true. The death rate relating to suicide would have increased by 7,8 per cent per year since
The current financial crisis has exerted untoward effects on the mental health of the population worldwide, in the form of increasing prevalence rates of affective disorders and suicide 1. In particular, throughout the years of recession, unemployment rates rocketed from 7. At the same time, the proportion of the population at risk of poverty or social exclusion rose from
Spending cuts in Greece caused a rise in male suicides, according to research that attempts to highlight the health costs of austerity. Echoing official statistics in the UK showing suicide rates are still higher than before the crisis, researchers at the University of Portsmouth have found a correlation between spending cuts and suicides in Greece. Antonakakis, a Greek economics lecturer, said he had been prompted to look into a potential link between austerity and suicide rates after media stories and reports of friends of friends dying from suicide.
MSF is calling for the emergency evacuation of all vulnerable people, especially children, to safe accommodation on the Greek mainland and within the European Union. The policy of containing asylum seekers on Greek islands has led to more than 9, people, a third of whom are children, being stuck indefinitely in the Moria camp that has a maximum capacity of 3, people. In the first two weeks of September alone, more than 1, people arrived on Lesvosand with no space left, they are now sleeping without any shelter, without sufficient food and with extremely limited access to medical care.
A new Greek-British scientific study, perhaps the most complete that has been done to date on the issue, shows that in some areas the crisis had negative results, in some it had positive and on some issues the impact is neutral. The study, led by Philip Philippides, lecturer at the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, in a journal, published the Scientific Reports and evaluated a multitude of data up to The first year of the crisis was insince austerity measures were first imposed which resulted in visible recession, unemployment and the impact on the Greek economy. The researchers, however, point out that seven years later, there is still considerable uncertainty about the impact of the crisis on the health of Greeks and expect more data in the future for reassessment.
May 24, Social Comments Off on year-old commits suicide after parents denounce her molester to police 2, Views. A year-old girl fell into the tracks of the urban train ISAP in Moschato station in south Athens and was immediately dead on early Thursday afternoon. The suicide reveals a tragedy, as the girl was having an affair with a year-old man and her parents had denounced him to police.
Recently, suicides in Greece have drawn national and international interest due to the current economic crisis. To investigate the suicide mortality rates in Crete between and and their association with the economic crisis. Data on suicides were selected from the Department of Forensic Medicine files of the University of Crete.