Unemployment May Be Associated With Increased Risk Of Suicide

HealthDay (2/12, Preidt) reports that a study published Feb. 10 in The Lancet Psychiatry suggests that being without a job “may play a role in about one-fifth of suicides worldwide each year.” After analyzing “data from 63 countries in four regions of the world,” researchers discovered that “unemployment was associated with a 20 percent to 30 percent increased risk of suicide.” The Guardian (UK) (2/12, Boseley) also covers the study.

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— “Unemployment May Fuel a Fifth of Suicides Worldwide, Study Says,” Robert Priedt, HealthDay, February 11, 2015.

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