Saturday, August 2, 2014

Video - Suicide and Drought


While studies have documented the value of green spaces to psychological health, research reveals that climate change may pose serious risks to mental health. The 2012 Drought in Gujarat India caused around a dozen farmers to commit suicide in Saurashtra region alone. The connection between drought and suicide was evinced in a recent study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Researchers found that in rural Australia there was a 15 percent increase in suicides in men ages 30 to 49.

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