How Greek crisis helped removed taboo on mental health

“Until a few years ago, society did not give this issue any attention,” said Dr Kyriakos Katsadoros, the founder of Klimaka, Greece’s only suicide prevention clinic. “The crisis has brought problems that were being ignored to the forefront.”

Conservative attitudes are changing as a result. In 2009, 63.1% of Greeks agreed with the statement that depression is a sign of personal weakness. By 2014, that number had dropped to 36%.


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