The deaths struck closest to home in Civitanova Marche. Mayor Tommaso Claudio Corvatta declared Saturday a day of mourning for the three apparent suicide victims, saying on his website their deaths are impacting "the community in a time of particular economic and social difficulties."
Antonella Sgavo, a city official in Civitanova Marche, told ANSA that the stories of those three killed are not unique. For that reason, she said, it is crucial that the community keep their eyes open to such everyday struggles and reach out to those in need.
"We need to pay, more than ever, ... greater attention to new forms of poverty that affect many families (living) next door, when we do not realize it," said Sgavo.