From: Exit Staff
Elderly Woman Takes Her Own Life in Vlore

An elderly woman from Vlora has committed suicide, according to reports from the police.

The 85-year-old was found hanging from a tree. Police said they do not suspect any foul play in the incident.

Over the last six weeks, there has been a spate of suicides with four individuals taking their own lives in the space of 24 hours back in June.  A further two committed suicide just two days later.

It is not known what motivated the suicides but internationally, experts have raised the alarm about the COVID-19 pandemic, the fallout, and the implications it has on mental health.

Lockdown and the associated social and economic hardships that have resulted from it are contributing to a global rise in associated mental health conditions and suicides.

Albania has been badly hit by the economic fallout from the pandemic and it is predicted to plunge the country into a severe recession.