Increased suicidality amid economic crisis in Greece _via The Lancet

Greece has entered a long period of economic crisis with adverse effects on various aspects of daily life, including the mental health of its citizens. Within this context, the Greek Ministry of Health reported that the annual suicide rate has increased by 40%;1 nonetheless, a systematic investigation to address the effect of the Greek economic crisis on suicidality is still lacking.
In an endeavour to fill this gap, the University Mental Health Research Institute (UMHRI) implemented a nationwide cross-sectional telephone survey, completed on May 1, 2011.
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