Suicide in France

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Suicide in France is more common than anywhere outside of former Eastern bloc Europe except Finland and Belgium.[1] The overall suicide rate is 14.6 per 100,000 people[1]—well above the rate in Britain and a 40% higher rate than Germany and the US. The suicide rate for French men is 22.8 per 100,000—three times the rate for women, 7.5 per 100,000.[1]

Suicides at France Telecom captured media attention in 2009, and were blamed on the restructuring in the wake of its privatisation.[2]


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