A recent report by the Committee for the Protection of Human Rights found that in the first quarter of 2013, the number of suicides in Italy, the cause of which is the economic situation has increased by 40 percent compared to last year.
On Saturday, the director is in the hospital of San Andrea Roman Centre for Suicide Prevention Maurizio Pompeii said: "We are seeing that some individuals with suicidal tendencies report on the economic problems, failures in work, unemployment or a large number of debts."
Pompeii said that one of his patients, an entrepreneur, at their first meeting said that his main problem — a huge debt of 48 million dollars, and he is going to commit suicide.
Trying to cope with high unemployment caused by the implementation of austerity, Italy plunged into the longest recession since World War II.
Recent figures released by the representatives of the Italian Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Craft and Agriculture, point to an increase in unemployment, which hit a record growth of 12.2 percent in May. The growth of unemployment against the backdrop of the eighth quarter of the longest in the last 60 years of recession.
Italian Bureau statistical analysis report that the unemployment rate rose to 5.7 percent (more than four million people), compared with 2012, while the private sector in 2013, suffers a total loss of 250 thousand jobs.
According to research by the end of this year due to cutbacks, layoffs and retirement Italian labor market will leave about one million people.
In Italy, the recession came after the economy shrank by 0.2 percent in the third quarter of 2011 and 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter of that year.
Over the last decade, Italy’s economy developed more slowly the rest of the economies of the euro area.
Number of stringent economic measures undertaken by the Italian Government in the recent past, the country has prompted residents to organize protests against high unemployment, poor economic conditions and financial difficulties in the country.