2.58 Is the Recession Fueling a Suicide Epidemic?
New research suggests the nation’s unemployed are committing suicide at an alarmingly high rate.
“We won’t have nationwide suicide numbers for a year or two,” says Annie Lowrey in the Washington Independent . “there are ominous signs of a real spike” since the downturn hit. There’s a historical precedent, too: The suicide rate in the U.S. rose by 20 percent during the Great Depression.
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