Sunday, February 24, 2008
Debt is a Factor in Suicide
Here. "A survey by the group conducted last year showed that in 28.1 percent of cases, the reasons given for the suicide by the families have to do with work-related problems, including layoffs, bankruptcy and unemployment. Another 19.1 percent of suicides had fallen deeply in debt or carried other financial burdens. Because the father is often the breadwinner, the surviving families of men who commit suicide often experience financial hardship. Ashinaga grants scholarships for children to complete high school, vocational school and college. Last year, 1,477 children received Ashinaga aid."