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Jump In Suicides Linked To Recession

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New research links the recent economic recession with more than ten-thousand suicides in the U.S., Europe and Canada.  
After a long downward trend, suicide rates spiked in these countries in 2008 as the recession began.  The increase was four times higher among men.  
Although job loss, home foreclosure and debt are the most common suicide risk factors during an economic crisis, experts say many of these deaths can be avoided. The study found countries that provided government programs to assist the unemployed had no increase in suicides.
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