Armenia: Suicides Among Pensioners Spike Amid Economic Woes

As prices rise and pensions fail to keep up, some older Armenians fall into depression, and worse. (Photo: Anahit Hayrapetyan)

Two tragedies occurred February 7 in the Shengavit, District of the Armenian capital Yerevan: a 67-year-old woman hanged herself; and a 62-year-old woman threw herself from the sixth floor of a building.

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Marianna Grigoryan is a freelance reporter based in Yerevan.

Armenia: Suicides Among Pensioners Spike Amid Economic Woes

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