Economy forces Italians to suicide

Monday, August 5, 2013
By Paul Martin

RINF.com
Aug 4, 2013

A recent human-rights report revealed that economy-related suicides in Italy has increased by 40 percent in the first quarter of 2013.

An Italian health official says financials problems in the recession-hit country force people to commit suicide.
œWe have been observing that some suicidal individuals are reporting economic troubles, failing in their job, unemployment or a lot of debt,” said Maurizio Pompili, the director of the Suicide Prevention Centre at the Sant’Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome on Saturday.

He went on to say that one of his patients is an entrepreneur that œAt the first meeting, said the main problem was an enormous debt of ‚36m ($48m)… He was determined to commit suicide.”

A recent human-rights report revealed that the number of economy-related suicides in Italy has increased in the first quarter of 2013 by 40 percent from a year ago.

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