Picture: Seppo Sirkka for Finland Today

The autumn leaves have come and gone with the cool breezes of the early fall having passed into cold wind chills signifying the oncoming of the Finnish winter. Bears have gone into hibernation and soon, the lakes will freeze over, and the snow will fall in abundance and Finland will glow white in the layers of snow and ice that usually line the sidewalks all the way from Helsinki to Lapland. But for a country high on happiness and life quality indexes, Finland has a dark secret.

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