Many Hard-Working Americans Resorted to Suicide due to the Financial Crisis, Study

February 28, 2015 3:25 PM

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A new study suggests that the latest economic crisis may have taken a heavy toll on the lives of many hard-working, middle-aged Americans, since many of them weren’t able to face the added financial pressure and resorted to a man’s most extreme act – suicide.

Researchers found that job loss, debts, and other crisis-related problems may have played a crucial role in nearly 38 percent of all middle aged suicides recorded in America since 2010. Since the financial crisis began in December 2007, financial crisis-related suicide rates rose from just under 33 ...

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