Mental Health

Bad economic news increases suicide rates, research shows

An office worker walks past an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) window showing the main losses for the day in central Sydney July 23, 2012. Australian shares slumped 1.7 percent on Monday, the biggest one-day fall in seven weeks, as investors fled from riskier assets such as equities on renewed fears that Spain may be unable to dodge a costly bailout. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: BUSINESS) - GM1E87N14JT01

Negative announcements, such as high unemployment rates and rapidly rising prices can have an impact on mental well-being. Image: REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: BUSINESS)

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