Re: Impact of 2008 global economic crisis on suicide: time trend study in 54 countries
Severe economic crisis has increased the number of people suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) by 50 percent, resulting in a monthly prevalence which amounts to 12.3% of the Greek population, a study of the University Research Institute of Mental Health (EPIPSI) of the University of Athens concluded. 
50 percent of Greeks with low family incomes met the criteria of depression.
The Greek statistical agency (ELSTAT) reported a 43% rise in suicides during crisis. 
The NGO Klimaka announced that many more suicides go undocumented, because they are reported as accidents by relatives anxious to avoid social and religious stigma, and obtain a proper free religious burial.
In the meantime, the Greek NHS seems unable to sustain financially Psychiatric Hospitals and shuts them down. 
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