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Crisis-led suicide epidemic: Greek mother & son jump to death

Friday, May 25, 2012

Crisis-led suicide epidemic: Greek mother & son jump to death

A 60-year-old Greek musician and his 91-year-old mother jumped to their deaths from their 5th floor apartment, driven to despair by financial woes. This double death is the latest in a rising epidemic of crisis-induced suicides in Greece.

­Witness accounts vary – some say the mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, jumped first, screaming a prayer as she plummeted to her death. Other neighbors say the mother and her son jumped together, holding hands.

But the one thing everyone seems to agree on is that the family had been struggling for a long time. The night before, Antonis Perris posted a suicide note of sorts on a popular Greek forum, saying he had no way of resolving the family’s financial issues..... MORE
SourceRT.com

URL: http://www.rt.com/news/greece-double-suicide-crisis-136/

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