Greek suicide rates double

first_imgThe past few months have seen a sharp increase in the number of Greeks taking their own lives, according to a non governmental organization that runs a suicide helpline.The number of suicides “have doubled if not tripled” over the past year, Aris Violatzis of Klimaka said.Violatzis said the rate had increased to more than two suicides per day this year, compared to one per day in 2009. And these are just the suicides that are recorded, Violatzis said. The real number was likely to be higher as the stigma attached to suicide means they are often not reported. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img