Suicides In Greece Tied To Economic Crisis04:43

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With spending cuts, tax increases and rising unemployment Greeks are feeling the strain of their government's austerity measures: As the economy has crumbled, officials have seen a surge in suicides.

The Greek minister of health told parliament last month that they documented a 40 percent rise in the first half of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. From Athens, the BBC's Chloe Hadjimatheou reports.

This segment aired on October 17, 2011.

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