Rate suicide increased of 40% in Greece

The Greek Minister for Health - Andeas Loverdos - reported that suicides in the first 5 months of 2011 may have increased 40% compared to the same period in 2010. The report states that most of these suicides are connected to the financial crisis. According to the same report, the suicide helpline received last year 4 times more telephone calls than previous years most of which had to do with the financial crisis. The region of Athens is highest for suicides followed by Crete.