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Do economic conditions create suicide hotspots?

There is no clear correlation between economic downturns and people taking their own life, but rates of suicide climbed to 25 percent in 1933, one year after the Great Depression. This, combined with the prolonged nature of the most recent recession, has suicidologists concerned that rates of suicide could follow the same trend seen in 1933.

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