Year: 1992 Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal, v.147, no.5, (September 1, 1992), p.741-744, 747-751 SIEC No: 19920600

This article discusses the effects of the current recession on the health of Canadians. The CMHA estimates that for every 1% increase in unemployment, there is a 4-5% rise in suicides & homicides. Dr. Bryan Tanney, a Calgary psychiatrist, says that although there appears to be a relationship between unemployment & the suicide rate, there is no way to argue that unemployment played a role in an individual suicide.