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Greek Student, Dairy Official, Kill Themselves

The surge in suicides plaguing Greece during its crushing economic crisis has taken  two more victims, a 17-year-old high school who hung himself and an official at the Dodoni dairy company who drank pesticide, officials said. The student's suicide in...

Greek Police Kept Young Australian From Committing Suicide

The Greek Cyber Crime Police Unit has accomplished many important missions across Greece, but this time they managed to offer a happy ending to a young man living in Australia. While talking to a Greek friend of his via Skype,...

Another Pensioner Commits Suicide Ignoring Family and Police Trying to Prevent Him

A pensioner doctor in the central Greek city of Lamia jumped to his death from a windowsill of the city's main state hospital, despite extensive efforts by family, colleagues and police to talk him out of it, Monday morning...

Greek Suicides Become Daily Phenomenon Amidst Ongoing Crisis

The list of the Greek crisis’ victims is steadily and alarmingly growing. A 38-year-old lecturer from the University of Athens is the most recent tragic loss in a country crippled by rising unemployment, severe cuts in pensions and salaries,...

Prosecutor Orders Exhumation of Tsalikidis' Body, Wiretapping Case to Reopen

First instance prosecutor Charalambos Lakafosis decided to order the exhumation of the body of 39-year-old Costas Tsalikidis next week. The prosecutor is set to reopen the case of the Vodafone network manager's death after two coroners and his family...

"I Preferred a Dignified End Before I Start Looking in the Garbage"

"I preferred a dignified end before I start looking in the garbage," writes a 77-year old ex-pharmacist in his note before committing suicide opposite the Greek parliament, in Athens' most central square. His suicide appears to be yet another  protest against the...

Pensioner Commits Suicide in Syntagma Square

A 77-year old Greek man took his life in Athens΄ central Syntagma Square early Wednesday, police said, shooting himself with a handgun just several hundred meters from the entrance to the Greek parliament building in apparent despair over his...

Τhree Public Workers Commit Suicide Within Fortnight

Α new suicide attempt was announced Wednesday by the president of POE-OTA (Federation of workers of all specialisations in the Municipalities and local communities of Greece), Themis Balasopoulos. According to Balasopoulos, two workers in the Municipality of Athens (one of...

More Greeks Killing Themselves: Europe’s Fastest Increase

Four years of recession and more than 18 months of pay cuts, tax hikes, slashed pensions and coming layoffs by the thousands are taking their toll in a deadly way as the rate of increase in suicides[..]

Greece Records Largest Increase in Suicide Rates

Greece records the biggest rise in suicide attempts throughout Europe, said Mrs. Bekiari, member of NGO “Klimaka” during her interview to SKAI Radio. As pointed out by Mrs. Bekiari, 25% of the attempted suicides during the last year were ascribed...