Letters Suicides in Greece

Suicides in Greece: a light at the end of the tunnel

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6249 (Published 22 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6249
  1. George Michas, research associate1
  1. 1Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  1. gv.michas{at}gmail.com

The connection between death from suicide and the economic crisis in Greece has been intensely debated during the past two years.1 Fountoulakis and colleagues,2 in response to Arie,3 recently reported that data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT; www.statistics.gr/) suggest a possible increase in suicides in Greece. The authors, however, suggested interpreting these data with caution.2

ELSTAT recently reported the suicide counts for 2012. The table shows suicide …

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