Tackling rising suicide rates among refugees in Greece (audio)

By: Allyson Szydlowski

(Ritsona refugee Camp, Greece)

As of July 2017, refugees throughout Greek camps have been battling mental illnesses for over a year, many facing symptoms of depression or even suicide. With the rising concern of mental health, the question of aide becomes apparent. Psychologists are now working to tackle the rising suicide rates in camps.


Experts have identified many reasons for depression and suicide, some providing medication or an outlet for individual expressions, but there are simply too many cases. In attempt to reduce numbers, volunteers have created art programs. Refugees now feel a sense of belonging.

Allyson Szydlowski has this story.



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