1000 extra suicides blamed on the recession in the UK

Much of the world has been hammered hard by the recession, but a specific two-year period of economic downturn in the UK may be to blame for 1,000 extra suicides. In 2008, the UK had its lowest suicide rate in 20 years, but in 2008 it spiked by 8% for men and 7% for women — and rose again the next year. » 8/17/12 7:40am 8/17/12 7:40am