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England Soccer Fans On Suicide Watch

England's poor performance in the World Cup combined with high expectations from fans could leave the entire country on serious suicide watch.

England's poor performance in the World Cup combined with high expectations from fans could leave the entire country on serious suicide watch.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 1:31 GMT

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – England’s poor performance in the 2010 World Cup could be deadly for truly devoted fans.

With England’s team barely hanging on to their spot in the soccer tournament, it’s been widely reported that fans are sad, moody, and downright depressed.

Thus, Dale Emme of the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, says England fans might need to be put on suicide watch.

He explains, “The World Cup to them is like what hockey is to Canada. People get so involved. Some base their entire world around whether their team wins or loses and are very affected by it.”

Emme says that a Brit who’s already suffering from depression could be sent “over the edge” if England gets knocked out of the Cup in an embarrassing fashion.

To prevent soccer-related suicide attempts, Emme says seeking treatment straight away or talking to a friend can help save lives.

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