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Title: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 06, 2011, 10:24:37 am
Check out the rest of the thread:
The Rising Body Count on Main Street/The Human Fallout from the Financial Crisis (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=65808.msg343430#msg343430)

Suicide is now one of the top ten causes of death AND White middle age men in the U.S. are killing themselves:

http://economiccrisis.us/2010/08/rising-suicide-rate-worldwide-linked-economic-crisis-expert/
Rising suicide rate worldwide linked to economic crisis, experts say - Aug 2010
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Mental health experts say the sour economy has turned what usually manifests as seasonal blues into a full-blown crisis. The fear of losing one’s job and pressures caused by a downturn in business, demotion or pension plan cutbacks can be bad for mental health and therefore increase suicide risk.
...

Japan is already home to one of the highest rates of suicide in the industrialised world, with an estimated 30,000 killing themselves every year. Amid deepening fears of a global recession, the rate is expected to surge even higher, fuelled by the growing prospect of job losses, decreased financial security and a rise in social dissatisfaction.

A recent study from Flinders University in Australia concluded that the suicide rate amongst Australian farmers was around 50%  higher than the rest of the population. “Relationships are one of the greatest supports for suicidal people,” Laura Kennan, Australian expert say. And finances have an impact on relationships.”

In the US, Men and women between 45 and 54 years old have the highest suicide rates in the country among nine different age groups as economy tanks and GOP blocks jobless benefits.

Women seek help for suicidal thoughts more often than men and added that “acknowledging the problem” was a crucial step to getting help.

But while suicides increased slightly in 2006 and 2007 across the United States, researchers noted suicide rates for people in their 40s and 50s have been steadily growing over the last decade.

http://www.worldcrunch.com/greece-depression-and-suicide-rate-rising-face-economic-crisis-national-shame/3350
Greece: Depression And Suicide Rate Rising In Face Of Economic Crisis, National Shame
Unemployment, economic hardship, and the shame of being considered Europe’s black sheep – the Greek have never been so dispirited. And the number of cases of clinical depression and suicides is soaring.

While the rest of Europe may be tormented by the thought of having to cough up ever more money to bail out Athens, the once carefree Greeks are getting more depressed by the day. Psychiatrists say that the economic crisis has triggered a 25 to 30% increase in the number of patients seeking their help.
...

[ Notice that the Bankers are checking the effects of their work: ]

http://healthland.time.com/2011/04/25/why-the-happiest-states-have-the-highest-suicide-rates/
Why the Happiest States Have the Highest Suicide Rates
By Maia Szalavitz Monday, April 25, 2011
...
Economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the University of Warwick in England and Hamilton College in New York examined life satisfaction scores provided by 2.3 million Americans state by state, and comparing these with state suicide rates.

Utah, for example, ranks highest in life satisfaction — but also has the ninth highest suicide rate in the U.S.
The No. 2 happiest state is Hawaii, which comes in fifth for suicides.

New York, in contrast, comes in 45th in life satisfaction but has America's lowest suicide rate.

http://articles.philly.com/2011-04-13/news/29413955_1_suicide-rate-military-suicides-suicide-prevention
Suicide rate is slowly rising
April 13, 2011 |By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
...
societal trends are well-known:

elderly people commit suicide at rates that are 50 percent higher than young people,
whites nearly three times more than blacks,
men nearly four times more than women
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The difference represents only a few thousand deaths nationwide, adding up to a change in rate from 10.9 per 100,000 population (in 2004, 2005, 2006) to 11.7 per 100,000 (in 2009, based on very preliminary data).
But that was enough to move suicide into the list of top 10 killers,
down from No. 11 (blood infections) for the first time since classifications changed in 1999.
...

Perhaps the most dramatic trend is not new but has now continued to increase for a decade:

The suicide rate among ages 45 to 64 grew 28 percent between 1999 and 2009, surpassing what for years was the most suicide-prone demographic, the elderly.

Unemployment and financial anxieties could play a role [duhh] . And they tend to go along with factors such as substance abuse and family problems that also are known to affect suicide.

Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: donnay on July 06, 2011, 10:54:12 am
Maybe they should put lithium in their water supply, that way they can be calm and forget their troubles.  <Sarcasm OFF>


Adding lithium to the taps 'could lower suicide rates' (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1390732/Adding-Lithium-drinking-water-lower-suicide-rates.html)



Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Ze1tge1st on July 06, 2011, 10:57:59 am
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Unemployment and financial anxieties could play a role [duhh] . And they tend to go along with factors such as substance abuse and family problems that also are known to affect suicide.

Money, money, money... must be funny... actually, no. The end.  ;D
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 06, 2011, 11:16:24 am
http://www.aolnews.com/2011/04/15/study-us-suicide-rate-rises-falls-with-economy/
Study: US Suicide Rate Rises, Falls With Economy Apr 15, 2011 – 8:02 AM

America's suicide rate rises and falls in relation to how well the economy is doing, according to the first-ever study to compare age-specific suicide rates to U.S. business cycles

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/AJPH.2010.300010v1

The study, titled "Impact of Business Cycles on the U.S. Suicide Rates, 1928-2007," was conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published online in the American Journal of Public Health.

Mental health experts and economists say the strongest correlation between suicide and economic downturn is found in Americans in their prime working years, ages 25 to 64.
...
By far the biggest rise in suicides occurred in the Great Depression, when the national suicide rate jumped from 18 per 100,000 adults in 1928 to more than 22 per 100,000 people in 1932 -- an all-time high. That's a 22.8 percent jump over four years.
...
The U.S. suicide rate fell to its lowest point in the year 2000.
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Sadly, Luo's findings have been reflected in untold numbers of suicides during the recent economic downturn in the United States, when nearly 10 percent of workers are still unable to find jobs.

Such deaths are often unreported in the media.

Last month, a 29-year-old maintenance worker jumped to his death from the roof of the city hall in Costa Mesa, Calif., hours after the city announced major layoffs. The man had worked for the city for four years and been told he might lose his job.

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http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2011/p0414_suiciderates.html
Press Release
For Immediate Release: April 14, 2011

CDC Study Finds Suicide Rates Rise and Fall with Economy
Study looks at suicide rates from 1928–2007
The overall suicide rate rises and falls in connection with the economy, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released online today by the American Journal of Public Health. The study, "Impact of Business Cycles on the U.S. Suicide Rates, 1928–2007" is the first to examine the relationships between age-specific suicide rates and business cycles. The study found the strongest association between business cycles and suicide among people in prime working ages, 25-64 years old.

"Knowing suicides increased during economic recessions and fell during expansions underscores the need for additional suicide prevention measures when the economy weakens," said James Mercy, Ph.D., acting director of CDC's Injury Center's Division of Violence Prevention. "It is an important finding for policy makers and those working to prevent suicide."

Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 06, 2011, 11:20:50 am
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2079813,00.html
The Greek Mental-Health Crisis: As Economy Implodes, Depression and Suicide Rates Soar
By Alain Salles / Le Monde / Worldcrunch Monday, June 27, 2011

http://www.worldcrunch.com/
This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global-news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was originally published in Le Monde.

...
Greeks are getting more depressed by the day. Psychiatrists say that the economic crisis has triggered a 25% to 30% increase in the number of patients seeking their help.

"There is an increase in the number of patients suffering from minor psychiatric conditions: anxiety, panic attacks and depression," says Dimitris Ploumidis, head of a mental-health center in eastern Athens. "In September 2010, people had to wait two weeks for a consultation, now it's more like two and a half months."
...

Before the crisis started, Greece was proud to be at the bottom of the list in Europe for the number of suicides, with a rate of 2.8 per 100,000 inhabitants. But that might be changing. Experts believe that in 2009 the rate of Greek suicides increased by 18% increase compared with 2007, with that figure expected to have climbed even higher in 2010.

Most people who commit suicide come from Athens or the island of Crete, where several business people killed themselves in the midst of grave financial problems. "The desire to commit suicide always has more than one cause, but a lot of those who come to us for help are people who used to make a good living and who are now having financial difficulties," says Aris Violatzis, a psychiatrist from the Klimaka NGO, which runs a suicide hotline


Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 06, 2011, 11:41:22 am
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Suicide rate 22 per 100,000 people in 1932 -- an all-time high

Todays suicide rate in Las Vegas nears the Great Depression (National) rate....

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In 2008, 383 people committed suicide in Clark County. The suicide rate increased from 17.5 per 100,000 to 19.3 per 100,000, according to the Sun’s analysis of data from the coroner’s office.

(http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/imgs/hed/art5540widea.jpg)Leaving Las Vagas  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaving_Las_Vegas)

The 2008 suicide rate increased in part because of nonresidents coming to Las Vegas and killing themselves.
About 10 percent of the suicides in 2008 were nonresidents, according to the coroner’s data.
That’s up from about 7 percent in 2007 and about 9 percent in 2006. (One unanswerable “chicken and egg” question about suicides in Las Vegas is whether emotionally unstable people come here and kill themselves, or whether the city makes people unhealthy.)

Las Vagas hard hit economically:
Here is an article with specific rates that show the recent past wasn't all that healthy! :

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/apr/05/economic-plunge-cited-factor-suicide-rate-spike/
Economic plunge cited as factor in suicide rate increase
By Marshall Allen, Alex Richards Sunday, April 5, 2009 | 2 a.m.
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Many signs point to the economic bust as a factor, experts said.

“Those folks that were on the ragged edge to begin with are now on no edge at all, so they have nowhere to turn and are taking their lives because of it,” Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said.

[ the perfect crime ! ]

The reason a person kills himself is usually a mystery because the only person who knows is dead.
Only about three in 10 people who commit suicide leave a note.
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Murphy and the coroner investigators who go to suicide scenes increasingly find evidence of financial hardship, he said.
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Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the suicide rate was highest from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, when it hovered at around 25 suicides per 100,000 people, and
peaked in 1982 at more than 30 suicides per 100,000.

Wray said the high suicide rate raises broader concerns for the community, including the copycat effect involving people who know someone who committed suicide.
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In 2008, 383 people committed suicide in Clark County. The suicide rate increased from 17.5 per 100,000 to 19.3 per 100,000, according to the Sun’s analysis of data from the coroner’s office. By comparison, the national rate was about 11 per 100,000 in 2005, the most recent year for national data.

...

“A runaway suicide rate can have a chain reaction effect in the long term,” Wray said.
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Gant-Reed said more middle-class people are calling the [suicide/mental health]  hotline for the first time.

Some distressed callers were employed by the financial industry. One mortgage broker told her he was at the end of his rope, in the field for 20 years and now unemployed.

I’ve lost my job and I’m losing my house and I’m losing everything and I’m 55 years old,” she recalled the man saying.
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Another caller, a financial adviser, said he tried to apply for a job at McDonald’s but they wouldn’t hire him because he couldn’t speak Spanish and they knew he wouldn’t stay in the job long term, Gant-Reed said.
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People from 45 to 54 years old made up 23 percent of the suicides, the largest of any 10-year age range. The median age at the time of death was 48, and about four of the five suicides were men.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 06, 2011, 11:52:41 am
Colorado too!!:  18.4 per 100,000

http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_16096291
Battling our high suicide rate
By Zeik Saidman Posted: 09/17/2010 01:00:00 AM

People working in the field of suicide prevention were shaking their heads after a recent state report found that after three years of declining numbers, the

suicide rate increased to 18.4 per 100,000 or a record high of 940 suicides in Colorado in 2009.
...
For many years, Colorado (as well as many other western states) has ranked in the top 10 for deaths by suicide.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 06, 2011, 12:05:03 pm
In Northern Ireland - young men are killing themselves:

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0124/suicide.html
Coroner claims suicide 'rampant' in Ireland
Updated: 23:32, Monday, 24 January 2011

The Offaly County Coroner has said that suicide is rampant and is a really serious situation in Ireland at the moment.

Dr Brian Mahon was speaking in Tullamore during the hearing of inquests this morning into the deaths of five people through suicide. He said the situation appears to be particularly serious in rural areas, where there seems to be an increase in suicide deaths. Evidence was given during this morning's inquests on the deaths of five men in separate incidents.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/mar/16/suicide-rates-northern-ireland
Sharp increase in suicide rates in Northern Ireland
Northern Irish suicide rates have risen by an alarming 64% in the last decade.
Mary O'Hara reports on how communities are taking action

Mary O'Hara The Guardian, Wednesday 16 March 2011
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Local newspapers splashed on the deaths, while politicians, including west Belfast MP and leader of Sinn Féin, Gerry Adams, declared the situation a "crisis" and vowed to act. A friend of mine articulated a commonly expressed sentiment: "Why is there so much money being spent on road safety when more youngsters are killed by suicide than on the roads?"

Suicide rates have been rising markedly in Northern Ireland over the past decade. According to the Public Health Agency (PHA), after a period of relatively static figures in the latter half of the last century, between 1999 and 2008 rates of suicide in Northern Ireland increased by 64%.

Most of the rise was attributable to young men in the 15 to 34 age group. A large proportion was concentrated in disadvantaged areas and, in particular, north and west Belfast.

In 2002, 76% of all suicides in Northern Ireland were male, and 60% were between 15 and 34 years old.

By 2008, the latest year for which a reliable breakdown of the statistics is available,

77% of suicides were male, but the proportion aged between 15 and 34 had risen to 72%.

Figures for 2010 are as yet unavailable but, according to data collated by the PHA, the number of deaths registered as suicides last year looks set to exceed the 260 identified in 2009.
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Stephen Platt, Samaritans' trustee and professor of health policy research at the University of Edinburgh, says: "The suicide rate in Northern Ireland appears to have increased after the end of the period known as the Troubles.

Previous studies have shown that suicides decrease during periods of war because people feel a sense of integration in their communities while uniting against an adversary. When war ends, this feeling falls away to the detriment of mental health.

"Suicide rates can also be affected by a number of different things including recession, rising unemployment, budget cuts and other social factors."
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 06, 2011, 12:30:25 pm
Maybe they should put lithium in their water supply, that way they can be calm and forget their troubles.  <Sarcasm OFF>

Adding lithium to the taps 'could lower suicide rates' (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1390732/Adding-Lithium-drinking-water-lower-suicide-rates.html)

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/07/05/070511-news-pot-critic-1-2/

There are now more medical marijuana dispensaries in Denver than there are Starbucks.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Geolibertarian on July 06, 2011, 12:39:40 pm
I can't help but wonder if the psychopathic, ruling-class control-freaks who literally get off on human suffering aren't angered by this trend.

     "How dare those slaves go out on their terms instead of ours!"
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 07, 2011, 11:01:22 am
http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/suicideprevent/en/

In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 years in some countries, and the second leading cause of death in the 10-24 years age group; these figures do not include suicide attempts which are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicide.

Although traditionally suicide rates have been highest among the male elderly,

rates among young people have been increasing to such an extent that they are now the group at highest risk in a third of countries, in both developed and developing countries.
...
Mental disorders (particularly depression and alcohol use disorders) are a major risk factor for suicide in Europe and North America; however, in Asian countries impulsiveness plays an important role.

Suicide is complex with psychological, social, biological, cultural and environmental factors involved.

http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/evolution/en/index.html
(http://www.who.int/entity/mental_health/media/evolution_global_suicide.jpg)

http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/suicide_rates_chart/en/index.html
(http://www.who.int/entity/mental_health/media/Distribution_of_suiciderates_chart.jpg)
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 07, 2011, 11:04:45 am
http://www.good.is/post/more-us-soldiers-killed-themselves-than-died-in-combat-in-2010/
More U.S. Soldiers Killed Themselves Than Died in Combat in 2010
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One of the problems hindering the military's attempt to address soldier suicides is that there's no real rhyme or reason to what kind of soldier is killing himself. While many suicide victims are indeed afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after facing heavy combat in the Middle East, many more have never even been deployed.

Of the 112 guardsmen who committed suicide last year, more than half had never even left American soil.

"If you think you know the one thing that causes people to commit suicide, please let us know,” Army Vice Chief of Staff General Peter Chiarelli told the Army Times, "because we don't know what it is."
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 07, 2011, 11:25:09 am
The Highest suicide in the world was Belarus - now it's Lithuania - Why?
Gee - could the economic conditions for the older males and young men have anything to do with it? :


http://naviny.by/rubrics/english/2011/03/24/ic_news_259_364007/
Suicide rates on the decline in Belarus
24.03.2011
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Along with Russia and Ukraine, Belarus has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Lithuania where the rates reach 46 to 48 per 100000 population is the world`s leader.

A national plan was launched in 2009 to prevent suicides, Mr. Ihumnaw said, noting that 25 governmental agencies and organizations were involved in its implementation.

Mikhail Khasminsky, head of the Moscow Crisis Psychology Center, said that media coverage of suicides could provoke suicide-prone people to kill themselves as suggested by recent scientific surveys. He said that the Soviet-era practice of restricting media reporting on suicides and serial murders had positive effects.

Mr. Ihumnaw suggested that the media should focus on counseling services for potential suicide victims. However, he disagreed that suicide rates were low in the Soviet Union. Around 80,000 people committed suicide in 1984 compared with 15,000 deaths of Soviet soldiers in the Soviet War in Afghanistan, he noted

http://www.angelfire.com/tx/LABAS/2000/jan/suicide.html
SUICIDE IN LITHUANIA
Lithuania Takes the Dubious Honor of Having Highest Suicide Rate in World

By LEYLA ALYANAK ゥ Earth Times News Service, VILNIUS, Lithuania

This tiny former Soviet republic on the shores of the Baltic Sea has acquired a dubious distinction: It has the highest suicide rate in the world.

Suicides have increased steadily since independence in 1990, especially among young men (up 195 percent) and women aged 50 to 59 (up 106 percent).

In 1996 the suicide rate hit an all-time high of 46.4 per 100,000 people before settling at 44 in 1997.
These figures compare with 38 per 100,000 in Russia, 34 in Estonia, 33 in Hungary, 20 in Switzerland, seven in Spain, and three in Greece.

According to one specialized report on suicide, more people kill themselves in Lithuania each day (four to five) than die in traffic accidents. But these figures are relatively new and suicide has never been a traditional characteristic here. Before World War II, suicide rates in Lithuania were far below those of many other Eastern European countries.

Now, the Baltic States, with Lithuania up front, are leading the pack. "Suicide cannot be explained using only individual reasons," said Dr. Danute Gailiene, a psychologist and specialist in social issues. "It is the consequence of a complex process."

That process includes decades of Soviet domination, a dramatic transition period, the amount of media coverage given to suicides, and a certain perceived helplessness toward all of the above. These factors are intensified by the absence of a national suicide prevention strategy and a lack of in-depth research into the problem of suicide.

Experts say radical reforms in Lithuanian society have brought about a crisis in values, while growing economic unease has combined with increasing psychological and social insecurity and feelings of helplessness.

Still, they cannot pinpoint specific causes. Dr. Gailiene, writing in Lithuania's 1999 Human Development Report, places part of the blame on the mass media.
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Alcohol policies have also contributed to anxiety, depression and even hopelessness.

Under the Soviet system, liberal alcohol laws were tightened by the Gorbachev administration, and consumption fell significantly during the 1980s.

Those restrictions are no longer in place and, as a result, drunkenness is again quite common. On sunny days in Lithuania's cities and villages, small groups of unemployed men and women gather on street corners and gulp down low-cost liquor.

If and when the liquor runs out, they too might be pushed to consider options, perhaps even final ones...
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 07, 2011, 11:43:04 am
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2011/0614/1224298857602.html
The Irish Times - Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Rise in male suicides linked to economic downturn

Unemployment and recession having adverse effects on men’s mental health, writes PATSY McGARRY

MALE SUICIDES on the island of Ireland are on the increase and new research suggests a link between these and the recession.

...

Describing this rise in suicides as “a particular cause for concern”, the report noted that research had also found that the recession and unemployment were having “extremely adverse effects” on men’s mental health generally.
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In a survey of all frontline organisations dealing with unemployed men on the island of Ireland, it found strong links between the recession/unemploy-ment and adverse health effects on men.

It also found that risks to health extended to men who felt threatened by unemployment.

The research was carried out by Nexus Research Co-operative on behalf of the IPH.

It found the main challenges posed by the recession/unemployment to men’s health were high levels of stress or anxiety, dependency on or over-use of alcohol/other drugs and deterioration in physical health.


Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 07, 2011, 12:12:41 pm
They "knew" suicides would increase!:

http://www.realtruth.org/news/090108-001-economy.html
WHO Warns Economic-Motivated Suicide Will Increase in 2009

January 8, 2009 The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the number of suicides could increase as millions of people worldwide grapple with the economic crisis.

“There is a clear evidence that suicide is linked to financial disasters,” Director of the Department of Mental Health for the WHO, Benedetto Saraceno, told Reuters. “I am not talking about the millionaire jumping out of the window but about poor people,” he said.

Last July, a Texas woman picked up her husband’s gun and shot herself. She was in despair over a mortgage problem.

A 90-year-old Ohio woman tried to kill herself before she could be evicted from her home. She survived a gunshot wound in her chest.

In Los Angeles, Calif., a man killed his wife, their three sons and his mother-in-law, and then took his own life with a gun. Before suffering several months of economic hardship due to unemployment, he had worked for Sony in the accounting department.

A HSBC insurance executive in West London was found hanging in the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel. Graduating from Henley Management College in 1994, the Danish-born native worked with HSBC in 2007 and was made head of insurance in Europe and the Middle East.

In Germany, a man who owned a business in drug wholesale and cement manufacturing, worth $9.2 billion last year, died when he jumped below a train in the southern German town of Blaubeuren. He had lost shares in Volkswagen AG and in HeidelbergCement AG, where shares dropped 70%. Just last December, he was negotiating from banks, to which he owed about $6.7 billion, to save his faltering business empire.

A 65-year-old apparent victim of a Ponzi scheme by Bernard Maddof took his life when he lost approximately $1.4 billion.

“Joblessness is a risk factor for suicide,” said Nadine Kaslow, professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University in Atlanta. “The stress is just overwhelming...People are freaked out” (ABC News).

Financial problems worldwide—increasing debt, unemployment, sagging sales, sharp decreases in share prices, among other economic setbacks—are leaving people in despair and are becoming major factors in the rising suicide rate.

“The most important thing is to ask for help,” said Ken Kondo, a spokesman for the L.A. County Department of Mental Health. “Not everyone can do that” (LA Times).

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone calls increased to 50,000 a month in 2008, about 35% higher than the previous year.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 07, 2011, 12:23:12 pm
http://earthsummit2012.org/blog/item/252-global-connection-global-action
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 11:20
Global connection, global action.
Written by  Owen Gaffney

Vive la révolution.

The revolutions sweeping the Arab world have been inflamed in part by sky-high food prices and fanned by online social networks. Now, everyone wants a piece of the action. Even the

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has declared the world needs a revolution.

The UN leader made the statement in Davos during a speech at the recent World Economic Forum. He was in Switzerland to promote his high-level Global Sustainability Panel, which is due to report to Rio+20.

The reason for his revolutionary zeal is clear. His panel is seeking workable solutions to global sustainability, something that has eluded international politicians for several decades.

Recent rhetoric from the Secretary General shows he is acutely aware of the consequences of failure. “Our foot is stuck on the accelerator and we are heading towards an abyss,” he told the World Climate Conference.

And at Davos he stated the global economic model was a “recipe for disaster” and that we are signing a “global suicide pact”.

What is driving him towards such powerful language?

The first clue lies in the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions, and the unrest in Jordan, Bahrain, Yemen and Iran, sparked in part by massive hikes in food prices.

According to the World Bank, the key driver behind the upward spiral in food prices is “An unfortunate combination of weather shocks” in some of the main wheat-producing countries, followed, inevitably, by export bans. The price of wheat has more than doubled in seven months.

The World Bank estimates recent food price rises have pushed 44 million people into extreme poverty
(Under a dollar and a quarter a day). With confirmation that 2010 ties with 2005 as the hottest year on record, pundits are speculating whether this is a sign of things to come.

Indeed, the reinsurance giant Munich Re reported 2010 was a record year for natural catastrophes –  950 – of which 90% were weather-related, including severe droughts in some grain-growing regions. In a warmer world you would expect more droughts. Of course, the picture is complicated by growing populations demanding more food plus competing demands for land. In short, it is how these issues are interconnected ...
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Geolibertarian on July 07, 2011, 12:26:23 pm
TahoeBlue, since you're one of seemingly very few people who aren't afraid to tackle this subject head on, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on the following when you have time:

       http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=209402.0 (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=209402.0)
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: robbin505 on July 07, 2011, 12:47:31 pm
White people and American Indians are the two most likely groups to commit suicide with the rate being 12 per 100,000 people.  This is shocking in some ways but at the same time people are seeing a decline in their quality of life.  Many people now are realizing that their children will have a lower quality of life and a shorter life on average than they did.  Another thing I find incredible is the feminization of poverty happening in the U.S.  This is a third world phenomenon because the rate of pay is so much less for women than men in most countries.  Because of the low pay, sweatshops hire women mostly.  I was reading this recently http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_16/b4224007222337.htm and in it I discovered some scary truths pointing to this and other failings of our economy and the statistics reported by the government.  Our unemployment rate is based on only those that are reporting to unemployment for benefits.  This shows that men are being left out of the workplace because in this country even women make 75 cents on the dollar to men.  This shows that unemployment rates are a lot higher than are being reported.  During the great depression the unemployment rate was 25%.  We are being told that the rate is about 9% now.  I have heard from many economists 20%.  Even if we are at 15% this puts us dangerously close to depression levels.  Right now at least 1 in 10 people are unemployed.  It could be as high as 1 in 5.  If we don't re-open factories in this country we are going to slip further into a third world, or as Russia is called, a failed state situation.   
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 07, 2011, 12:57:55 pm
TahoeBlue, since you're one of seemingly very few people who aren't afraid to tackle this subject head on, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on the following when you have time: 91-Year-Old Grandma Busted in California for Suicide Kit Business  (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=209402.0)

Yes, it is amazing isn't it? I got on to this since looking for similarities to the SDT thread ( Brainwashed - SDT - The Second Demographic Transition - One in five childbearing women childless (double from 1 in 10)  (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=176953.0) ) .

With a million suicides per year worldwide it really isn't significant to the population , but as a misery index, it is a clear indicator to who and where they're "getting to" people. For every person that actually suicides, there must be 10 or 20 people "like them" who are quite miserable.

The fact that they are "doing studies"  shows the epic nature of the economic situation,

I think as a secondary-track is the "suicide machine booth" concept and the programming of people to just "pull the plug" on themselves is very big on the future dystopian agenda, possibly a next phase (2) concept.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_booth
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Compulsory self-execution booths were also featured in an episode of the original Star Trek TV series entitled "A Taste of Armageddon."

In the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "A Taste of Armageddon", people who were deemed war casualties by the government of Eminiar VII were required to enter suicide booths. Treaty arrangements require that everyone who is calculated as "dead" in the hypothetical thermonuclear war simulated using computers actually dies, without actually damaging any infrastructure. In the end, the computers are destroyed, the war can no longer be calculated in this way, the treaty breaks down, and faced with a real threat, (presumably) peace begins.

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http://www.aolnews.com/2011/04/15/study-us-suicide-rate-rises-falls-with-economy/
Study: US Suicide Rate Rises, Falls With Economy Apr 15, 2011 – 8:02 AM

America's suicide rate rises and falls in relation to how well the economy is doing, according to the first-ever study to compare age-specific suicide rates to U.S. business cycles
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: chris jones on July 07, 2011, 01:36:30 pm
I can't help but wonder if the psychopathic, ruling-class control-freaks who literally get off on human suffering aren't angered by this trend.

     "How dare those slaves go out on their terms instead of ours!"
Ok, then too they may be applauding.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Rebelitarian on July 07, 2011, 01:41:19 pm
I can't help but wonder if the psychopathic, ruling-class control-freaks who literally get off on human suffering aren't angered by this trend.

     "How dare those slaves go out on their terms instead of ours!"

They want reduced numbers no matter what.

To them suicide is nothing more than personal initiative.   :-[
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Geolibertarian on July 07, 2011, 01:41:41 pm
Ok, then too they may be applauding.

Possibly, but I doubt it. As Protean wrote in another thread:

As long as "the elite" can make profit from your death they are for it, and the longer they can profit the better, but should you pull the plug on your life, of your own "free will", that might start a nasty trend of people acting "on their own"---independently  of their owners consent. This independent act could lead to another--if life is so bad people are willing to take theirs--is there an alternative? Yes--if you are willing to die--then you are willing to risk everything to fight your oppressors.

To which I responded:

Now that, to me, is a more reasonable-sounding explanation than the mere quest for ever-higher profits.

The less afraid people are (particularly of their own deaths), the more difficult it is to control them via psychological warfare.

The following clip makes that very point quite effectively:

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A)
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 07, 2011, 01:56:14 pm
To which I responded:  Yes--if you are willing to die--then you are willing to risk everything to fight your oppressors

In the "olden days" - it was old men who led and died in the battles since they had fathered children and lived full lives - they were ready to die for there families. (Norse / Saxon traditions to die in battle to go to Valhalla...)

Given a target enemy the old men would gladly fight to the death.

Possibly a forgotten tradition....


http://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=41619
Anglo Saxon Scops
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Though they were sea-faring warriors, the Anglo Saxons were capable of strong emotions, best captured in poetry. However, these works were not written down. Rather, they were recited or sung. Some men even devoted their lives to this purpose. These skilled minstrels were known as scops.
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Here is a collection of some of the more important and widely known Anglo Saxon words-

Ring-giver - Name for the king, who gave gifts of gold rings and other treasures as prizes to deserving warriors.
Standard  - War banner given to a hero after a great victory or buried with a great king as a tribute into the Afterlife
Valhalla - The afterlife for the Anglo-Saxon people. In Valhalla, warriors battle all day and feast all night.

(http://www.mygen.com/users/outlaw/images/Fenrir.a.jpg)

http://legacydarkage.com/wiki/index.php?title=Saxon
A Brief Introduction to the Saxons
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They are a war-like people with a very violent society. Warriors seek conflict to die in battle and be taken to Valhalla. Bloodshed is rampant and vengeance is a virtue, however, so is art and poetry
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Loyalty

The loyalty a Saxon warrior owes to his lord is the fabled cornerstone of the society. Once the thegn has pledged his service to a lord, he is expected to serve that lord until death. That does not preclude going out to seek fame—with his lord’s blessing of course—as Beowulf does when he leaves Hygelac to offer his services to Hrothgar. But when a thegn follows his lord into battle, he is expected to go on fighting if his lord has been slain. He must either avenge his lord’s death, or die trying.
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Warfare

Even more than Briton society, Saxon society is organized for war. Young warriors are kept on short leashes by their lords, and one index of the success of the comitatus is level of its discipline.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: chris jones on July 07, 2011, 08:41:39 pm

Tahoeblue. Now I like the heck out of your post. Send me a notice, when required.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Monkeypox on July 08, 2011, 12:26:37 am
I can't help but wonder if the psychopathic, ruling-class control-freaks who literally get off on human suffering aren't angered by this trend.

     "How dare those slaves go out on their terms instead of ours!"

I dunno, the population reductionists would probably be thrilled if millions of people started offing themselves.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 08, 2011, 11:24:45 am
Young men killing themselves in British Guyana (highest rate in America's):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rate
Guyana 33.8 / 100K

Guyana carries continent's highest suicide rate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3DEnjSkLx8)

Home of the Jonestown massacre...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyana

Guyana   officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana,[1] previously known as British Guiana, is a sovereign state on the northern coast of South America that is culturally part of the Anglophone Caribbean. Guyana was a former colony of the Dutch and (for over 200 years) of the British. It is the only state of the Commonwealth of Nations on mainland South America, and it is also a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which has its secretariat headquarters in Guyana's capital, Georgetown. Guyana achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 26 May 1966, and became a Republic on 23 February 1970.
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The British assumed control in the late 18th century, and the Dutch formally ceded the area in 1814. In 1831 the three separate colonies became a single British colony known as British Guiana.

http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/news/27777.html#axzz1RWzVIQ1F
High suicide rates worry Guyana officials

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday June 11, 2010 – The Ministry of Health in Guyana is expressing concern about the high incidence of suicide in the country, as statistics show it’s one of the leading causes of death among young people there.

Suicide is recognised as a serious public health issue in Guyana with between 150 and 200 deaths annually. Information provided by the ministry for the 2003 to 2007 period show that there were 946 reported suicides in Guyana.

The statistics indicate that suicide is the leading cause of death among young people 15-24 and the third leading cause of death among persons aged 25-44.

Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 08, 2011, 11:28:10 am
Some graphic charts / pictures:

http://fathersforlife.org/health/who_suicide_rates.htm

(http://fathersforlife.org/images/who_suicide_rates.gif)

(http://fathersforlife.org/images/mapworld_suicrates.jpg)

(http://fathersforlife.org/images/save-the-males.jpg)
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 08, 2011, 11:39:30 am
An EU "study" of the economy and suicide...

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15219312,00.html
08.07.2011
EU suicide rates rose markedly during economic downturn

During the recent global downturn, suicide rates rose markedly in the EU - particularly in countries that were hardest hit. British-based researchers are trying to find out what makes societies more or less vulnerable.

An article published by researchers with the British-based medical journal The Lancet highlights the human cost of the recent economic downturn.

They found that suicide rates rose markedly in European Union member states between 2007 and 2009. That reversed a steady downward trend in the number of suicides in EU countries recorded since the start of the millennium.

In the article, published on the journal's website on Friday, the researchers present their analysis of data from the 10 European countries for which complete statistics were available during the three-year period.

Not surprisingly, they found that the suicide rate rose most sharply in countries that were hardest hit by the economic crisis.

Greece saw its suicide rate among people under the age of 65 jump by 17 percent in 2008 compared to the previous year. Ireland experienced an increase of 13 percent.
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The article, which the researchers describe as a "preliminary assessment" does not actually include an estimate of how much of the rise in suicides is directly linked to the economic crisis.

Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift:  The researcher who led a team of five public health specialists, David Stuckler of the University of Cambridge, told the Reuters news agency that they would seek to establish that link in further research. He also said that while there were now signs of an economic recovery, the impact of the downturn would continue to be felt for some time to come.

The human cost

"What we're now also seeing is a human crisis. There's likely to be a long tail of human suffering following the downturn," said Stuckler, who describes the suicide rate as "just the tip of the iceberg."

"Suicide itself is a relatively rare event, but wherever you see a rise in suicides there is also a rise in failed suicide attempts and in new cases of depression," Stuckler said.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 08, 2011, 11:50:12 am

Hungary Suicide rate - a  "culture" of suicide:

http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide_rates/en/
2005
HUNGARY 42.3 / 100k MALES  11.2 FEMALES

http://www.phespirit.info/gloomysunday/article_02.htm

g l o o m y   s u n d a y - p e s s i m i s m   a n d   d e p r e s s i o n   h a v e   d e e p
r o o t s   i n   a   c o u n t r y   w h e r e   s u i c i d e   i s  w i d e l y   r e g a r d e d   a s   a   s o l u t i o n

Gloomy Sunday - the Hungarian "suicide anthem".

"Little white flowers won't wait for you,
not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you.
Angels have no thought of ever returning you.
Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?"

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Hungarians have long had a reputation as being the gloomiest nation in Europe. They are renowned for their pessimism, depression is a nationwide problem, and until recently they had the highest suicide rate in the world, according to the World Health Organisation. Recent surveys also show that they die earlier than most European peoples.

Gloom, depression and suicide seem to be part and parcel of Hungarian culture. "You can hardly meet with a Hungarian who wouldn't have relatives or friends who really committed suicide - it's a kind of national disease, it's a kind of sickness," says Peter Muller, a Hungarian playwright who has written a play about Gloomy Sunday and has studied the suicide phenomenon.

Suicide as a solution

In some areas in the countryside suicide is so general that no family remains unaffected. In recent years a number of small and isolated settlements in southern Hungary came to be known as 'suicide villages' as their rate is even higher than the average national figures. Until last year there were 4,500 recorded suicides a year in Hungary, which, was the highest per population figure in the world. Not only many people kill themselves in Hungary but they also often choose brutal methods: they jump down wells, hang themselves, or drink pesticides.

Psychiatrist Dr Bela Buda says one problem is that Hungarians regard suicide in a very different way to people in other countries. "In the unconscious popular mind suicide is a positive pattern of problem solution, it's a formula which is actualised in times of crisis because everybody has experiences with other persons who committed suicide and who were regarded not as failures but as brave people daring to restore their self-esteem and dignity by this desperate and heroic act."

The sadness and gloom has a long tradition in the country's history. Many famous historical figures, from the middle ages to modern times, ended their life with suicide. The politician revered as 'The Greatest Hungarian', Istvan Szechényi killed himself, as did a wartime prime minister, Pal Teleki, as did the poet Attila Jozsef, and as did the actor Zoltan Latinovits at the very same train station where the poet threw himself in front of a train. They were all outstanding talents and characters, but their suicides became part of what suicidologist call 'the heroisation of death'. Still today there are instances almost every year, Buda explains, of young people trying to commit suicide at the same train station where the poet and the actor had killed themselves.

According to Buda, the many historical models and their copying shows that Hungarian culture is "favouring defective, maladaptative patterns of solution for life problems". Others who have direct experience with people "in crisis" agree that suicide does seem to many Hungarians as a form of solution. A volunteer worker at an anonymous helpline phone service - where many calls are suicide related - has anwered callers for seven years. He also feels that suicide is an accepted form to solve problems. "Somehow it is in our culture that there is way to solve a problem easily, to quit in this way," he explains, "sometimes people want to punish somebody with whom they have a difficult relationship."

Alarming mental health problems
The high rate of suicide, however, is just one symptom of the Hungarians' dire mental health, psychiatrists say. About twenty-five percent of the population suffer of anxiety illnesses, and a very large part of it coupled with depression. There is a growing number of mental disorders and the rate of alcoholism and smoking is also alarmingly high, experts say.

Hungary now leads world statistics in liver sclerosis, 8500 cases a year, an illness directly linked to alcoholism, Dr Buda says. In 1995 there were 8500 cases of liver sclerosis death, in the previous year there were 7300. This was far the highest rate in any country in the world, according to Buda. "This dramatic elevation shows that in the last years there must have been a continuous heavy drinking in many hundreds of thousands people in Hungary".

In fact, many experts agree that behind the recent drop in suicide figures there is a growing rate of mental disorders and the growth of alcoholism. Buda says that "suicidality" itself has not decreased but merely manifests itself in alcoholism which leads to earlier death. In other words, many potential suicidal victims die before reaching the suicide age.

Life expectancy is now one of the lowest in Europe in Hungary, with the population decreasing by thirty to forty thousand every year, experts say. If this trend continues Hungary's population will fall below ten million by the next century.

Reasons and theories
Dr Buda says one reason for Hungary's disturbing mental health is the enormous social changes of the last decades, with which broke up old supporting kinship and family ties. Since the 1950s almost 60 percent of the population changed residence and social status during the process of accelerated industrialisation, Buda says. "This huge horizontal and vertical mobility meant that a lot of people became isolated, alienated, as kinship systems, family ties were destroyed," he says.

Similar changes also took place in other central and eastern European countries but in countries like Romania and the Slavic countries, the kinship and family ties remained stronger, Buda explains."What is important is that in Hungary the degree of individualisation is very high, almost as high as in the Western countries."

Indeed, Hungarians often say that they are caught in between two worlds, East and West, and feel that they are 'too western' for their geographical location. Hungary has often been compared by many writers to a ferry boat - moving between East and West, longing to anchor at the Western shore but always pushed back to the East.

"This intermediary situation is really characteristic - our short trips to the Western shores imbued as with values and aspirations, but we had to go back to our Eastern realities and if you taste something then you might begin to miss it," Buda echoes the theory.
...

Many Hungarians, however, will insist that they are not really gloomy, let alone pessimistic. The fact that they complain readily and frequently, Dr Buda says, is merely a mechanism by which they cope with problems or try to elicit help. And many Hungarians will also emphasise that they really are a merry people, and they point to their many humorists, cabaret figures, and their passionately merry gypsy music. Peter Muller explains this by saying that the Hungarians have an essentially antagonistic spirit, a 'double feeling' in their mentality. Beside their gloom, there is always a determinism to survive, a "but" factor, in Muller's words.

"There is always a great 'but', and this 'but' is a very Hungarian word. 'But' we have to do it, 'but' we have to survive ..... It is in the melodies, it is in the music of the great Hungarian composers - you can find a lot of 'but's in Liszt's work, in Bartok's work - they are full of such 'but's. It's a very strange and special strength beside the sadness."

Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 08, 2011, 12:12:46 pm
Suicide and the Russian Federation:

Power point presentation:
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/creees/_files/pdf/curriculum/suicide/suicide_ppt.ppt.pps


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/jul/09/russia.nickpatonwalsh
Russia's suicide rate doubles

Nick Paton Walsh in Moscow The Guardian, Wednesday 9 July 2003 02.40 BST

The suicide rate in Russia has almost doubled since 1990, with nearly 57,500 Russians taking their own lives every year, according to figures released by the World Health Organisation.

The WHO's report, by Professor Dmitry Veltischev, of the Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry, showed the suicide rate among Russians to be 39.7 cases per 100,000 people in 2001, the equivalent of 57,500 cases among Russia's 146 million-strong population. This is about twice the world average.

The peak of recorded suicides was in 1994, when 42.1 people killed themselves in every 100,000, close to 2001's figure.

Russian men, the report said, are six times more likely to commit suicide than women, and the highest risk group among men is 45- to 54-year-olds.

Zoya Khodkina, of the Institute of Social Economic Population Problems, said: "The main source of suicide during the last 10 years is social and economic problems linked to people not being able to adapt to the new conditions [since the fall of Soviet Union]."

She added that the highest-risk groups involved men who had been unable to find a career during the last 15 years. Women's role in society had also suffered, she said. "Despite women's high level of education here, it is still very hard for them to find dignified work, if any work at all. Women became the first victim of market reforms."

Alcoholism was also blamed by the WHO. Russians drink an estimated 4bn litres of vodka a year.

http://nakedhealth.avvo.com/2010/10/the-7-most-depressed-countries-in-the-world/
The 7 Most Depressed Countries in the World

1. Belarus: Suicide rate per 100,000 people=36.8

Located in the Eastern part of Europe, Belarus boasts a population of just under 10 million people. The country is landlocked by several other countries with alarmingly high suicide rates, including Lithuania, Russia, and Ukraine
...

2. Lithuania: Suicide rate per 100,000 people=31.85

3. Russia: Suicide rate per 100,000 people=31.7

Russia’s suicide rates for men and women are pretty much right in line with Lithuania, with 53.9 for men and 9.5 for women per 100,000 people

4. Sri Lanka: Suicide rate per 100,000 people=30.7

5. Kazakhstan: Suicide rate per 100,000 people=27.6

6. Hungary: Suicide rate per 100,000 people=26.75

7. Japan: Suicide rate per 100,000 people=24.75

Japan’s government recently issued a statistic showing that the economic impact of suicide for its country is about $32 billion USD. The country is trying to resolve the economic problems that have helped cause a “psychological collapse of Japanese society.”

Japan also has a smaller gap between male and female suicide rates than most other countries. The male suicide rate per 100,000 people is 35.8, and the female suicide rate is 13.7.

Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 08, 2011, 01:21:37 pm
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russia-leads-in-youth-murders/416874.html
Russia Leads in Youth Murders
September 2010
By Alexandra Odynova

Russia has the worst record in Europe and Central Asia on homicides of young people, ranking ahead of Albania and Kazakhstan, and the world's highest youth suicide rate, according to recent reports.
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Albania ranked second, with 11.2 deaths per 100,000 people, while Kazakhstan was third with 10.66 deaths.
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Homicide is the third most common cause of death, following road incidents and suicides, for the surveyed age group, the report said. Chronic poverty in some countries and the global economic downfall also contribute to the death rate.
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There is renewed concern that the recession will increase mortality from homicide and suicide,” the report said. It called the deaths an "enormous loss to society," and said many murders could be averted by proper social and criminal justice policies.
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His words echoed a study released by UNICEF's Russian office last week that said the mortality rate among adolescents in Russia was four times higher than in most European countries.

Moreover, the suicide rate among Russian minors is the highest in the world and three times higher than the global average for this age group, said the report, called “Adolescent Mortality in the Russian Federation.”

About 45 percent of young women and 27 percent of young men in Russia have thought, at least once, about committing suicide,” UNICEF said in a statement.

http://www.interfax.kz/?lang=eng&int_id=in_focus&news_id=626

Suicide rate spiked for children in Kazakhstan, statistics

Astana. June 7. Interfax-Kazakhstan - Irrespective of the general downward trend in suicides in Kazakhstan, the suicide rate among children and teenagers has shown a steady increase, reports Kazakhstan's statistics agency.

"The suicide statistics in 2010 in general has shown a slight decrease. In 2007 the suicide mortality was 26.9 per 100,000, in 2009 it lowered to 24 and in 2010 reduced to 22," said director of the department of social and demographic statistics of the State Agency for Statistics, Gulnara Kukanova, at a round table on Tuesday in Astana.

Kukanova mentioned that the mortality ratio of 20 suicides per 100,000 is seen as critical around the world.

The major concern, she said, that the third of all suicides committed in the country are in children, teenagers and young adults under 29, she said. The suicide rate in the group under 18 increased by 1.7% to 238 in 2010, mostly caused by a spike in suicides in children under 14. Last year 74 children were reported to take their lives, which is 5 more than in 2009, she said.

"We have a case this year when a child of 7 committed suicide," said Kukanova.

Men are more likely to die from suicide. "77% of those who committed suicide are men and 33% women," said Kukanova.

The highest suicide rate in the group under 29 is reported in Eastern Kazakhstan (182), followed by Karaganda oblast (154) and Almaty (144).

During last year the suicide rate jumped 88% in Almaty and 68% in Mangistau region. It also increased in Astana (24%), Karaganda region (17.5%) and Atyrau region (14.7%).

The number of suicides in Kazakhstan last year came to 3,617 including 1,728 in urban area and 1,889 in villages. "This horrible statistics does not count the failed suicide attempts," she added.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Rebelitarian on July 08, 2011, 01:25:57 pm
Talk about a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

If you are going to die take something evil out of the world when you go.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Geolibertarian on July 08, 2011, 01:56:18 pm
I dunno, the population reductionists would probably be thrilled if millions of people started offing themselves.

I've already explained why that isn't necessarily the case. Scroll up and read my previous post in case you missed it the first time.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: chris jones on July 08, 2011, 05:28:00 pm
Hi T. About 20 years ago I spent a few days there. I may not be on the money here but the folks were kinda out of it in general, just my feelings, , but I wouldn't be suprised if they had ben lab rats for bio chem trials. i have no data, just my personell oppionion. It was a very strange, a few other guys I know who have been there say the same thing.

Young men killing themselves in British Guyana (highest rate in America's):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rate
Guyana 33.8 / 100K

Guyana carries continent's highest suicide rate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3DEnjSkLx8)

Home of the Jonestown massacre...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyana

Guyana   officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana,[1] previously known as British Guiana, is a sovereign state on the northern coast of South America that is culturally part of the Anglophone Caribbean. Guyana was a former colony of the Dutch and (for over 200 years) of the British. It is the only state of the Commonwealth of Nations on mainland South America, and it is also a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which has its secretariat headquarters in Guyana's capital, Georgetown. Guyana achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 26 May 1966, and became a Republic on 23 February 1970.
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The British assumed control in the late 18th century, and the Dutch formally ceded the area in 1814. In 1831 the three separate colonies became a single British colony known as British Guiana.

http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/news/27777.html#axzz1RWzVIQ1F
High suicide rates worry Guyana officials

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday June 11, 2010 – The Ministry of Health in Guyana is expressing concern about the high incidence of suicide in the country, as statistics show it’s one of the leading causes of death among young people there.

Suicide is recognised as a serious public health issue in Guyana with between 150 and 200 deaths annually. Information provided by the ministry for the 2003 to 2007 period show that there were 946 reported suicides in Guyana.

The statistics indicate that suicide is the leading cause of death among young people 15-24 and the third leading cause of death among persons aged 25-44.


I passed thro
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 10, 2011, 03:48:09 pm
The other south American country with a high suicide rate: Uruguay

( in regards to the onset of Schizophrenia - A main trigger is "stress" and Depression )

http://www.infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/xhtml/en_GB/features/saii/features/main/2010/04/23/feature-01
High suicide rate looms over Uruguay
Uruguay owns one of Latin America’s highest suicide rates

By María Eugenia Guzmán for Infosurhoy.com—23/04/2010

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Mental illness is the major reason why an average nearly two suicides are committed daily in Uruguay, according to psychiatrist and neurobiologist Alvaro Lista, the director of Pharma Research Group, a health consultancy group in the southern nation.

Depression or its combination with other mental disorders, such as addiction and schizophrenia, causes between 60% and 70% of suicides, Lista said.

“Depressed patients do not receive adequate medical care,” Lista said.

There is plenty of room for improvement, considering just 10% of patients diagnosed with serious depression received medical attention in 2008 – just 2% higher than in 1998, Lista said.

The suicide rate of Uruguay – a nation of about 3.5 million – is equivalent to that of Japan, Sweden, Germany, Canada, the United States and Australia, according to the Uruguayan ministry of public health (MSP).
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Uruguay owns one of the highest suicide rates in Latin America along with Cuba and Puerto Rico
...
In Uruguay, older adults have the highest rates of suicide, which is common for a developed country, according to the guides of prevention and detection of suicide risk factors, compiled by the MSP in 2007. The MSP claimed widowers, older adults who feel they are a burden to their families, victims of abuse and the terminally ill are those older than 60 who pose the greatest risk of taking their lives.
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But it also has given the cause its own day, as July 17th has been declared “national suicide prevention day.”

http://www.rmu.org.uy/revista/17/1/2/en/5/abstract/
High suicide rate in Uruguay IV: current epidemic situation
DAJAS F
Rev Med Urug 2001; 17: 24-32
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Suicide rates have gradually increased during the last 25 years showing peak figures in 1998, and receding in 1999. Rates in the countryside are still higher comparing to those in Montevideo, where the increment is more visible especially in males. The epidemic increase was mainly observed in November.

According to ages and in comparison to prior studies, young men (20 to 24 years and 40 to 50 years) and adolescent and adult women have shown higher increase. There is no association with unemployement rates nor with their variations.

http://www.fieldsofthefatherless.org/uruguay.html
Uruguay has been characterized by secularism and hope in man for over 100 years."
It is ..."the most secular state in South America

Uruguay has a largely unreached society with the second highest suicide rate in South America.
 
Hundreds of young boys and girls are abandoned in Uruguay every year. This is due partly because prostitution is legal, abortion is illegal, and the family unit is very unstable.

Many children are born to unwed women in prostitution, or they are born to parents in unresolved conflict. When the parents break up, or the mother can't take care of her children, they frequently end up in the state orphanage system, or on the streets. The by-product is many unwanted children, longing for love. Many could be helped through adoption, but Uruguay prohibits adoption of children out of the country, and in-country adoptions are few, due to government red tape.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21283939
Suicide attempt in under 15's: An experience in a Pediatric Emergency Depart

Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Suicide attempt (SA) in under 15's is one of the most frequent reasons for psychiatric consultation faced by paediatricians working in urgency services.
Uruguay is the country with the highest suicide rate in South America.
Suicide is currently the fifth cause of death in 10 to 14 year olds (1.8/ 100,000) and ninth in the 5 to 9 age group (0.4/100,000).

OBJECTIVES: To know the incidence of SA consultations in under 15's, the characteristics of their environment and methods used.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Descriptive and prospective epidemiological study in a paediatric urgency service between 01/07/08 and 30/06/09.

RESULTS: A total of 145 patients were included. Mean age was 12 yrs. 7 m. A 77% were female. The triggering factors were: interpersonal conflicts (57%), affective losses (17%) and battering or sexual-abuse (11%). A 78% took medication. An 18% planned the SA. A 77% occurred at home. The life of 10% was at risk. One third had at least one previous SA. A 49% had a family history of psychiatric disorders, 28% of SA and 7% of suicide. Of the total 123 SA with pills, 101 were women (n 112) and 22 males (n 33) (p <0.05). Eight out of 15 under 10 year olds were male, and 25 out of 130 had more than 10 years of age (p <0.05). Among under 10's, 50% used a non-pharmacological method and this figure rose to 19% (p <0.05) in those with more than 10 years. An 88% rectified or regretted their action. Median length of hospital stay was 6 days. At the time of discharge, 99.5% did not present sequelae.

CONCLUSIONS: SA incidence in under 15's is 2/1,000 consultations per year. The main profile is a female between 12 and 14 years of age that attempts suicide at home using medication, preferably benzodiacepines, following a discussion or affective loss, without life risk. Among those under 10 years, there is a significant predominance of males using non pharmacological methods. Verification of these behavioural patterns will enable the design of prevention strategies in the age group studied.


http://www.uruguaydailynews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1050:lower-suicide-rate-sought&catid=15&Itemid=16
Friday, 16 July 2010 08:32  

According to data released by the Ministry of Public Health yesterday (National Day for the Prevention of Suicide), approximately 600 people take their lives each year in Uruguay.

The data presented in the Palacio de las Leyes indicated that the suicide rate affected 18% of the population last year.  Uruguay ranks with Guyana, Cuba, and France as the countries with the highest suicide rate.  In Uruguay, the rate is higher among men, but more women than men unsuccessfully attempt suicide.

http://www.om.org/en/country-profile/uruguay
Country Profile: Uruguay
...
Uruguay is economically declining, with over 20 percent of its work force unemployed and another 30 percent hugely under employed. This has caused thousands of people to leave the country in search for other places to work.
...
Uruguay’s suicide rate is reported to be the highest of all Latin American countries. The pressures of the present economic crisis have increased this rate.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 11, 2011, 12:08:09 pm
Then there is the Ukraine :

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17686929
Ukraine set to act on high suicide burden - 2007 Aug

Abstract
Having survived multiple catastrophes in the 20th century, newly independent Ukraine now has some of the highest injury death rates in Europe. The nation's most common type of injury death is suicide, and its rate is one of Europe's and the world's highest.

Alcohol abuse occurs in 20% of men, and major depression in 20% of women.

Suicide is the leading cause of death in the Ukrainian Army, which has begun to recognize and address the problem. Mental health is one of three current priorities of the Ukrainian Ministry of Public Health. The government is developing a mental health policy and plan, with potential for prevention of suicide. A national university in the capital has created a graduate school of public health to build human capacity to prevent and control disease and injury.

http://nitawriter.wordpress.com/2007/05/11/suicide-rates-of-the-world/
Suicide rates of the world and why people kill themselves
May 11, 2007

Suicide rates all over the world have increased by 5- 62% in the last two decades. Hardly any country is immune to this disease. Whats disturbing is that more young people are killing themselves than ever before.

http://demographymatters.blogspot.com/2007/07/ukraine-population-and-fertility.html

(http://bp2.blogger.com/_ngczZkrw340/RquBszG-iDI/AAAAAAAAAjk/F229Qv1Icgw/s400/total+population+ukraine.jpg)

What can be seen very rapidly from the first chart is that the total population of Ukraine is declining much more rapidly than that of Russia. In fact between 1989 and 2004 while the population of Russia decreased by about 2 per cent, for Ukraine the decrease over the same period was about 7.5 per cent. In absolute numbers terms Ukraine's population went from 51.7 million in 1989 to just over 46 million in 2006. In case this number means anything to you, Ukraine's population is currently declining at a rate of 0.675% a year, which is fast, very fast.

Now there are a number of reasons for this dramatic decline in Ukranian population, and one of these is fertility, which is currently in the 1.1 to 1.2 Tfr range, and as we can see, Ukraine's fertility actually dropped below that of Russia after 1997.

(http://bp1.blogger.com/_ngczZkrw340/RquCajG-iEI/AAAAAAAAAjs/Y09MgLdyj2M/s400/ukraine+fertility.jpg)

In fact, while Ukraine has one of the lowest fertility levels in Europe, it also has one of the highest death rates. In 2000, for example, the death rate reached 15.3 per 1,000 as compared with a 10.6 per 1,000 average rate for the countries of the European Union.
...
High on the list of reasons for the high death rate among the working-age population are those factors which fall within the category known as "unnatural causes", by which we mean accidents, homicides and suicides. The main unnatural cause reflected in the death rate is suicide, and the rate of suicide has been growing constantly.

Other factors behind this high mortality are HIV/Aids and Tuberculosis. The incidence of tuberculosis more than doubled in the 1990s, and the death rate from TB more than doubled. About nine thousand people die from tuberculosis annually, more than 80 percent of these of working age (15 to 59).

At the same time according to opinions at UN AIDS and the WHO, Ukraine has the "most dramatic" epidemic of HIV/AIDS among all the countries of the former USSR. (Some background information on HIV aids in the Ukraine can be found on this WHO page).
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Overcast on July 11, 2011, 01:23:25 pm
I've already explained why that isn't necessarily the case. Scroll up and read my previous post in case you missed it the first time.

Based on your other thread and this..

I would agree it's a matter of 'control' - probably much more so than 'profit'. It is in fact a rebellious act, from some viewpoints. This might be why also, "People from 45 to 54 years old made up 23 percent of the suicides, the largest of any 10-year age range."

Perhaps because it's impacting the tax base and age ranges that they don't want to target.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 11, 2011, 02:17:22 pm
Then there's Sri Lanka: 

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/hea_sui_rat_mal-health-suicide-rate-males

#5 Sri Lanka 47 / 100K

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2001/dec2001/sri-d28.shtml
Grinding rural poverty leads to suicide in Sri Lanka
By R.M. Gunathileke
28 December 2001

By R.M. Gunathileke
28 December 2001
In a remote village of southeastern Sri Lanka, D.M. Karunawathie, a 36-year-old mother of six, last month drank a lethal concoction of pesticides in a cornfield near her house. She was rushed to the nearest rural hospital at Uraniya and then transferred to the main district hospital at Badulla. But the poison had already damaged her vital organs and the medical staff was unable to save her life. She died four days later.

The tragedy is not an isolated one. Four other close family members have taken their lives over the past decade and the suicide rate is on the rise throughout the country. Karunawathie’s fate highlights the grinding poverty and hardships confronting broad layers of Sri Lanka’s rural population. She decided to kill herself as a way out of what had become an unbearable situation.
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The incidence of suicide in this remote village is a sharp expression of a more general trend. Sri Lanka has the world’s highest suicide rate, over 55 per 100,000 people—well above the average, which ranges between 10 and 25 per 100,000.

This rate has jumped dramatically over the past half century—from 6.5 in 1950 to 9.9 in 1960, 19.1 in 1970, 35.1 in 1980, 43.3 in 1993 and to the current estimate of more than 55.

There has also been a significant change in the age of those committing suicide. In 1950-60, the highest rate was recorded among older people—above 55 years, but in the next decade the group aged 30 to 55 years recorded the highest rate. Since 1970, the highest rate has been among young people 15-30 years and, in the 1980s, suicides among even younger children have started to increase.

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/social/social%20conditions.pdf

Social Conditions of Sri Lanka
Introduction
Sri Lanka is far ahead of her South Asian neighbours in the accomplishment of human development goals. Life expectancy at birth is currently 72 yrs. and is close to the estimated lifespan in the developed countries. High literacy rates, low mortality rates and the steadily declining population growth, reflect the country’s progress in the sphere of social development.
...
The average lifespan has risen steadily, lengthening by 30 yrs. within the past five decades, thus reflecting the tremendous progress achieved in the health standards of the population.
...
Another noteworthy fact that is visible during the last quarter of the twentieth century is the relatively high death rates among young and middle aged males. It may be a consequence of the civil disturbances that raged the country from time to time since early nineteen seventies.
...
Suicides
Sri Lanka ranks first among South-East Asian countries with respect to commitment of suicide. Poverty, destructive pastimes and inability to cope up with stressful situations, are the main causes which tend to the sudden ending of human life in this tragic manner.
...
Among men, suicidal tendencies appear to rise after 65 years of age, and increase considerably thereafter with the advancement of old age;

while among women these adverse feelings are most prominent during their late teens and early adulthood periods of (15 – 19)yrs., (20 - 24)yrs. and (25 - 29)yrs. age groups.
...
Nearly 70% of those who have committed suicide in 1999, have ended their lives by
poisoning after the use of pesticides or unspecified substances
. Another 14% have
been subjected to strangulation or suffocation due to hanging themselves
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: phenry on July 13, 2011, 03:28:39 am
I think the cause of the rise of suicides is economic but for many of these suicides that's just a small part of the story.

 There is a HUGE number of men in the US (and internationally) that are having a very hard time keeping up with their ex wives child support and alimony payments and they know that princess and her buddies down at the "family" court will get a real thrill out of letting him do a little jail time to keep him in line. And of course when he finally gets out he will no longer have a job and will have no chance of having any kind of relationship with his kids because princess will say NO! and use them as a weapon to get her all important MONEY MONEY MONEY.After all she's got that big trip coming up with her girlfriends...
 
"I can't help but wonder if the psychopathic, ruling-class control-freaks who literally get off on human suffering aren't angered by this trend."

     "How dare those slaves go out on their terms instead of ours!"

A fitting description of the average amerikan woman cashing out of her marriage.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on December 20, 2011, 12:31:07 pm

Greek woes drive up suicide rate to highest in Europe

The suicide rate in Greece has reached a pan-European record high, with experts attributing the rise to the country's economic crisis.

Painful austerity measures and a seemingly endless economic drama is exacting a deadly toll on the nation. Statistics released by the Greek ministry of health show a 40% rise in those taking their own lives between January and May this year compared to the same period in 2010.

Before the financial crisis first began to bite three years ago, Greece had the lowest suicide rate in Europe at 2.8 per 100,000 inhabitants. It now has almost double that number, the highest on the continent, despite the stigma in a nation where the Orthodox church refuses funeral rights for those who take their lives. Attempted suicides have also increased.

"It's never just one thing, but almost always debts, joblessness, the fear of being fired are cited when people phone in to say they are contemplating ending their lives," said Eleni Beikari, a psychiatrist at the non-governmental organisation, Klimaka, which runs a 24-hour suicide hotline.

Klimaka received around 10 calls a day before the crisis; it now gets more than 100 in any 24-hour period.

"Most come from women aged between 30 and 50 and men between 40 and 45 despairing over economic problems," said Beikari. "In my experience it's the men, suffering from hurt dignity and lost pride, who are most serious."

As poverty has deepened, unemployment has hit an unprecedented 18% (with over 42% affecting the 25 to 40 age group) and crime has skyrocketed in a country heading for a fifth straight year of recession. Greece's social fabric is fraying in ways once unthinkable. With the homeless now exceeding 20,000 in central Athens alone, funding cuts disproportionately affecting welfare services and drug use on the rise, the economic crisis has morphed increasingly into one of mental health with depression, neuroses and cases of self-harm also surging, according to experts. Psychiatrists have reported a 30% increase in demand for their services over the past year with most patients citing anxiety and depression brought on by financial fears for the decision to seek help.

Child helplines have similarly been deluged by calls. "The crisis is clearly aggravating family relations," Katiana Spyrides, another psychotherapist, said. "In particular we've seen increases in the stress levels of children and adolescents who face new problems, such as seeing their parents imprisoned for economic crimes, or who because of the situation have had to compromise their emotional and other needs."

Psychiatrists say the alarming rise signals an urgent need for a national suicide prevention policy in a nation that until now had discounted the need for one.

"Preventative strategies have to be increased," said Beikari. "Teachers, prison guards, priests, police, professionals in a position to spot those who might be suicidal, need to be sensitised. This is an issue that can no longer be ignored."

Most suicides, attempted and real, have occurred in the greater Attica region surrounding Athens and on the island of Crete where a number of businessmen with no prior history of mental illness have taken their own lives over the last 18 months.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/18/greek-woes-suicide-rate-highest
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Geolibertarian on December 20, 2011, 01:35:42 pm
It now has almost double that number, the highest on the continent, despite the stigma in a nation where the Orthodox church refuses funeral rights for those who take their lives.

What if a pedophile is shot and killed while raping a small child? Would he be denied funeral rights as well?

If not, then that is a sick, evil church, as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: oyashango on December 20, 2011, 05:02:19 pm
Top Argentine Official Commits Suicide At Summit

December 20, 2011

A top Argentine official committed suicide Tuesday at a hotel in Montevideo during a summit meeting of the South American trade group Mercosur, officials said.

Ivan Heyn, the undersecretary of foreign trade, hanged himself at the Radisson Hotel downtown, a Uruguayan official told AFP.

The official said Argentine President Cristina Kirchner had been so upset over the news that she was being monitored by a medical team.

Security was beefed up after the incident at the hotel, where some of the leaders attending the summit are staying. Police investigators could be seen on the 10th floor of the building.

Argentina's embassy confirmed Heyn's death, and said in a statement that Uruguayan authorities were taking "all the necessary legal steps with regard to this tragic incident."

Heyn, 33, was an economist who belonged to the Peronist youth group La Campora that supports the governments of Kirchner and her late husband Nestor Kirchner.

A former leader of the Argentine University Federation, Heyn occupied other positions in the Economy Ministry during Cristina Kirchner's first term. He took up his new post just 10 days ago.

Heyn traveled to Montevideo last week to participate in technical meetings preceding the Mercosur summit attended by the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.796c0280e2143daa838da50cac8f6cfa.7f1&show_article=1 (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.796c0280e2143daa838da50cac8f6cfa.7f1&show_article=1)
Title: Monsanto’s GMO Seeds Contributing to Farmer Suicides Every 30 Minutes
Post by: Geolibertarian on April 04, 2012, 11:01:29 am
http://www.prisonplanet.com/monsanto%E2%80%99s-gmo-seeds-contributing-to-farmer-suicides-every-30-minutes.html (http://www.prisonplanet.com/monsanto%E2%80%99s-gmo-seeds-contributing-to-farmer-suicides-every-30-minutes.html)

Monsanto’s GMO Seeds Contributing to Farmer Suicides Every 30 Minutes

Anthony Gucciardi
Prisonplanet.com
April 4, 2012

In what has been called the single largest wave of recorded suicides in human history, Indian farmers are now killing themselves in record numbers. It has been extensively reported, even in mainstream news, but nothing has been done about the issue. The cause? Monsanto’s cost-inflated and ineffective seeds have been driving farmers to suicide, and is considered to be one of the largest — if not the largest — cause of the quarter of a million farmer suicides over the past 16 years.

According to the most recent figures (http://www.chrgj.org/publications/docs/every30min.pdf) (provided by the New York University School of Law), 17,638 Indian farmers committed suicide in 2009 — about one death every 30 minutes. In 2008, the Daily Mail labeled (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1082559/The-GM-genocide-Thousands-Indian-farmers-committing-suicide-using-genetically-modified-crops.html) the continual and disturbing suicide spree as ‘The GM (genetically modified (http://naturalsociety.com/genetically-modified-foods/)) Genocide’. Due to failing harvests and inflated prices that bankrupt the poor farmers, struggling Indian farmers began to kill themselves. Oftentimes, they would commit the act by drinking the very same insecticide that Monsanto supplied them with — a gruesome testament to the extent in which Monsanto has wrecked the lives of independent and traditional farmers.

To further add backing to the tragedy, the rate of Indian farmer suicides massively increased (http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_farmer-suicides-maharastra-continues-to-be-worst-affected-10th-year-in-a-row_1492455) since the introduction of Monsanto’s Bt cotton in 2002. It is no wonder that a large percentage of farmers who take their own lives are cotton farmers, the demographic that is thought to be among the most impacted. Dr. Mercola, an osteopathic doctor that has been educating the world about natural health for many years, recently saw (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/03/gmo-crops-affect-farmers.aspx) the destruction of traditional Indian farmers first hand. Dr. Mercola found out about the notorious ‘suicide belt’ of India, where 4,238 farmer suicides took place in 2007 alone.

Many families are now ruined thanks to the mass suicides, and are left to economic ruin and must struggle to fight off starvation:


In India, around 60 percent of the population (currently standing at 1.1 billion) are directly or indirectly reliant on agriculture. Monsanto’s intrusion into India’s traditional and sustainable farming community is not only concerning for health and wellness reasons, but it is now clear that the issue is much more serious.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 12, 2012, 12:23:16 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/08/suicides-are-surging-among-us-troops-pentagon-statistics-show/
Suicides are surging among US troops, Pentagon statistics show
Published June 08, 2012

WSHINGTON –  Suicides are surging among America's troops, averaging nearly one a day this year -- the fastest pace in the nation's decade of war.
 
The 154 suicides for active-duty troops in the first 155 days of the year far outdistance the U.S. forces killed in action in Afghanistan -- about 50 percent more -- according to Pentagon statistics obtained by The Associated Press.
 
The numbers reflect a military burdened with wartime demands from Iraq and Afghanistan that have taken a greater toll than foreseen a decade ago. The military also is struggling with increased sexual assaults, alcohol abuse, domestic violence and other misbehavior.

Because suicides had leveled off in 2010 and 2011, this year's upswing has caught some officials by surprise
...

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/08/suicides-are-surging-among-us-troops-pentagon-statistics-show/#ixzz1xbJ7uX63
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 12, 2012, 01:54:14 pm
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/1-12-teens-attempted-suicide-report-article-1.1092622
1 in 12 teens have attempted suicide: report 
CDC finds suicide among high school students on the rise

By Meghan Neal / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, June 9, 2012

Nearly 1 in 6 high school students has seriously considered suicide, and 1 in 12 has attempted it, according to the semi-annual survey on youth risk behavior published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
More female teens than males have attempted or considered suicide, the survey found. The rate was highest among Hispanic females, at 13.5%, and lowest among white males, at 4.6%. Students struggled with suicide more during the first two years of high school - roughly ages 14 to 16. Rates dropped off slightly when students reached junior and senior year.
 
Overall, the suicide rate among teens has climbed in the past few years, from 6.3% in 2009 to 7.8% in 2011, numbers which reflect the trend gaining national attention as more teen suicides are reported as a result of bullying.
 
According to the survey about 20% of high-schoolers said they'd been bullied while at school, and 16% said they'd been 'cyberbullied' through email, chat, instant messaging, social media or texting.
...

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/1-12-teens-attempted-suicide-report-article-1.1092622#ixzz1xbfpxzPs
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: larsonstdoc on June 12, 2012, 02:36:44 pm



  So sad about the teenagers comitting suicide.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 13, 2012, 11:24:06 am
 So sad about the teenagers comitting suicide.

Yes, the stress levels are up worldwide and effecting all age groups...

http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2012/06/13/athens-jobless-man-36-jumps-into-death-3-suicides-in-24-hours/
Athens: Jobless Man, 36, Jumps to Death – 3 Suicides in 24 Hours
Posted by keeptalkinggreece in Society

One more Greek man decided to put an end to a live without perspective. A 36-year-old man jumped to a tragic and immediate death from the balcony of the family home in  Sepolia suburb of Western Athens.

Greek media citing neighbors of the man, report that the former tax driver was without job for the last two years and that he was living with his parents. His father, also a taxi driver was without a job and the family had economic problems having to come along with the small income of the mother.
 
He committed suicide on Tuesday afternoon, while his parents were away from home.
 
A pensioner,75,  shot himself with a rifle in the middle of the street on Tuesday morning in Athens, while a 70-year-old farmer killed himself by swallowing pesticide in Crete.
 
It is the third suicide within the last 24 hours, and the fifth since the beginning of the month…
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Geolibertarian on June 13, 2012, 11:59:04 am
A widely held belief among religious fundamentalists and NDErs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTJ6UU7O18o) alike is that suicide is "never" an escape from one's earthly problems.

So apparently those deceased individuals are still being economically parasitized and gang-raped by ruling-class oligarchs on the "other side."

Could that have something to do with why so many intelligent people become atheists?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj16X3xlnsg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj16X3xlnsg)
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: larsonstdoc on June 13, 2012, 12:27:57 pm
Yes, the stress levels are up worldwide and effecting all age groups...

http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2012/06/13/athens-jobless-man-36-jumps-into-death-3-suicides-in-24-hours/
Athens: Jobless Man, 36, Jumps to Death – 3 Suicides in 24 Hours
Posted by keeptalkinggreece in Society

One more Greek man decided to put an end to a live without perspective. A 36-year-old man jumped to a tragic and immediate death from the balcony of the family home in  Sepolia suburb of Western Athens.

Greek media citing neighbors of the man, report that the former tax driver was without job for the last two years and that he was living with his parents. His father, also a taxi driver was without a job and the family had economic problems having to come along with the small income of the mother.
 
He committed suicide on Tuesday afternoon, while his parents were away from home.
 
A pensioner,75,  shot himself with a rifle in the middle of the street on Tuesday morning in Athens, while a 70-year-old farmer killed himself by swallowing pesticide in Crete.
 
It is the third suicide within the last 24 hours, and the fifth since the beginning of the month…


  Once the crap hits the fan (economic collapse) there are going to be a lot of suicides because people aren't as tough as they use to be.  They are too spoiled and mentally too weak.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Geolibertarian on June 13, 2012, 12:34:17 pm
Once the crap hits the fan (economic collapse) there are going to be a lot of suicides because people aren't as tough as they use to be.  They are too spoiled and mentally too weak.

Yup. They just can't take their economic ass-raping like a man. It's sad, ain't it?
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Constitutionary on June 13, 2012, 01:54:44 pm
When will the numbers get to the point where they could actually affect elections on many local levels.  Talk about aiding and abetting....   :)
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 02, 2012, 04:19:06 pm
Young, old, middle age, are all stessed to extremes....
On drudge:


http://www.wtsp.com/news/reporter/article/261884/79/Largo-teen-dies-after-game-of-Russian-Roulette
Largo teen Thorin Montgomery dies after game of Russian Roulette
 9:13 AM, Jul 2, 2012

LARGO, Florida - A Largo teen has died from his injuries after shooting himself while playing Russian Roulette.
 
Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives say 17-year-old Thorin Montgomery and three teenaged friends were on the back porch of his house along 111th Way North in Largo Friday night, playing with a .38 caliber revolver.

Thorin was the first of his friends to have a turn when the gun fired, shooting him in the head.
...
Detectives will not say right now where the teens got the gun.
Title: Suicide crisis mounts for US soldiers and veterans
Post by: Geolibertarian on July 18, 2012, 09:13:13 am
http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=31950 (http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=31950)

Suicide crisis mounts for US soldiers and veterans

by Jack Hood

(http://globalresearch.ca/coverStoryPictures2/31950.jpg)

Global Research
July 17, 2012

Conditions facing active military service members and veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan amount to nothing less than a social crisis. According to a report obtained from the Pentagon by the Associated Press, more American armed forces active service members have killed themselves in the first six months of 2012 than in the first six months of any of the previous 11 years.

The devastating report reveals that a total of 154 soldiers killed themselves in the first 155 days of 2012. The number of deaths by suicide is 50 percent higher than combat deaths in Afghanistan during the same period and represents an 18 percent increase over active service member suicides in the first six months of 2011.

Since the war in Afghanistan began in 2001, there has been an average of one suicide every 36 hours in the US armed forces. In 2011, 19.5 percent of all active duty deaths were suicides—the second highest cause of death. From 2005 to 2009 alone, over 1,100 soldiers killed themselves.

These disturbing statistics expose the inhumane hypocrisy of the American ruling class and their political representatives who have fanned the flames of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. To the ruling elite, soldiers are nothing more than disposable tools that deserve no attention when they return in shambles from the battlefield.

US Army Maj. General Dana Pittard spoke for a layer of the ruling class when he stated in January, 2012: “I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act… I am personally fed up with soldiers who are choosing to take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess. Be an adult, act like an adult, and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us.”

Pittard has subsequently backtracked on his statement, but has refused to apologize.

The depth of the misery and trauma that veterans face upon their return adds a deeper layer to the crisis. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 18 veterans kill themselves each day. This astonishing number amounts to one suicide every 80 minutes. The Army Times also reported that in fiscal year 2009, 1,868 veterans attempted suicide.

As Nick Kristat of the New York Times recently pointed out, veteran suicide statistics show that for every soldier that dies in combat, 25 more kill themselves. The Veterans Administration (VA) claims that its 24-hour suicide hotline has received over 400,000 phone calls since its founding in 2007.

A report by the Chronicle of Higher Education contends that half of veterans in college have contemplated suicide, while 20 percent have made plans to do so. Nearly half showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while a third suffer from severe anxiety and a fourth from severe depression.

Additionally, a total of 936,000 soldiers have been diagnosed with at least one mental issue since 2000, and veterans aged 17-24 are almost four times as likely as non-veterans of their age group to kill themselves.

Other reports have attempted to shed light on the reasons behind these numbers.

[Continued... (http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=31950)]
Title: Re: Suicide crisis mounts for US soldiers and veterans
Post by: larsonstdoc on July 18, 2012, 09:53:31 am

  These veteran deaths really sadden me----needless deaths both on and off the battlefield.

  Ron Paul is right--stop the wars, bring the troops home AND TAKE OF THEM WHEN THEY GET HOME.
Title: Re: Suicide crisis mounts for US soldiers and veterans
Post by: Geolibertarian on July 18, 2012, 09:58:04 am
These veteran deaths really sadden me

Maybe if they had had US Army Maj. General Dana Pittard around to cheer them up, they'd still be alive.
Title: Re: Suicide crisis mounts for US soldiers and veterans
Post by: larsonstdoc on July 18, 2012, 10:03:16 am
Maybe if they had had US Army Maj. General Dana Pittard around to cheer them up, they'd still be alive.

  As AJ would say, "Please continue Geo."  Give us more info on Gen. Pittard.
Title: Re: Suicide crisis mounts for US soldiers and veterans
Post by: Geolibertarian on July 18, 2012, 10:09:20 am
As AJ would say, "Please continue Geo."  Give us more info on Gen. Pittard.

Guess ya didn't read the above article too thoroughly. ;)

Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: DireWolf on July 18, 2012, 10:16:41 am
As our nation and world continue in most every aspect, to degenerate spiraling downward, we will see increasing cases of suicide. I believe this is but another aspect and ploy being used against humanity by the NWO. They care not how depopulation is achieved so long as they are not caught deploying their evil agenda. The psychological aspect of the human condition can be used against the individual and is a powerful weapon.
Title: Re: Suicide crisis mounts for US soldiers and veterans
Post by: larsonstdoc on July 18, 2012, 01:17:56 pm
Guess ya didn't read the above article too thoroughly. ;)

    "US Army Maj. General Dana Pittard spoke for a layer of the ruling class when he stated in January, 2012: 'I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act… I am personally fed up with soldiers who are choosing to take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess. Be an adult, act like an adult, and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us.'"

  I was in a hurry.  The title was enough to tick me off.

  Thank you for the information.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: One Revelator on July 18, 2012, 02:15:02 pm
Pittard's full, original paragraph in the January column stated: Suicide ? A Selfish Act - Wednesday (January 18), we lost a Fort Bliss Soldier to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. I heard the tragic news as I walked out of a memorial service for another one of our Soldiers who decided to kill himself at home on Christmas Day so that his family would find him. Christmas will never be the same for his two young daughters he left behind. I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act.Soldiers who commit suicide leave their families, their buddies and their units to literally clean up their mess. There is nothing noble about suicide. I care about each and every one of our Soldiers, family members and civilians at Fort Bliss. I know there are a lot of people hurting out there, especially with the future Army personnel cuts on the horizon. If you are hurting mentally or emotionally, then seek and get help; but don?t resort to taking your own life. I am personally fed up with Soldiers who are choosing to take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess. Be an adult, act like an adult, and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us.SEEK HELP! If you need help, please call 915-779-1800 or 800-273-TALK (8255). It is a confidential call. Please look after each other; please do not allow your buddy to make a rash decision that will have permanent life-ending consequences. Choose life.

http://www.kvia.com/news/Fort-Bliss-General-Retracts-Statement-Saying-Soldiers-Who-Commit-Suicide-Commit-Selfish-Act/-/391068/15242162/-/nfcsopz/-/index.html
Title: Re: Suicide crisis mounts for US soldiers and veterans
Post by: Geolibertarian on July 18, 2012, 04:55:00 pm
I care about each and every one of our Soldiers, family members and civilians at Fort Bliss.

No, General, aside from your upcoming round of golf, you and other top brass "care" about one thing and one thing only -- how tragedies like this make you look bad -- and the troops you so love to lecture like school children all know it.

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2000/sep/10/20000910-012030-3126r/?page=all (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2000/sep/10/20000910-012030-3126r/?page=all)

Military service warning labels

Fred Reed
Washington Times
September 10, 2000

If you are the parent of a young man who is thinking about joining the armed forces, permit me to offer advice:

Tell him not to. Be emphatic about it.

I've spent much of my life around the military — grew up on a military base, drove AMTRACS for the Marines in Vietnam, and spent decades covering the military as a reporter. I didn't do the Pentagon. Usually I didn't know who the Joint Chiefs of Staff were. I spent my working hours with the troops, in the tanks and fighters, aboard the carriers, in the jungles and swamps and war zones. It made me hard to con.

An observation: The armed services are today in the worst shape I have seen, and I remember the days of the post-Vietnam slump. You don't want your kid in this military.

You don't understand how bad it is.

This country characteristically goes into wars unprepared, and kills off large numbers of young men while trying to make up lost time. We then tell ourselves stories about the heroism of the needlessly dead, and about the evil Japanese and dastardly Viet Cong. We did this in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. We're getting ready to do it again. The military has decayed since the Gulf war, decayed badly. The public just doesn't know it. If a substantial war comes, soldiers will, again, die for no reason. Your son could be one of them.

He needs to know this. He also needs to understand that neither the political nor the military leadership much cares whether he lives or dies. Their careers come first. You doubtless think this sounds extreme, embittered, paranoid. And yes, any general officer will tell you that, why, he lives for the troops, cares for nothing else. He's a soldier's general.

Yeah.

In Vietnam, it was for some time military policy that enlisted men in the infantry spent 13 months in the field. Their officers often spent only six. If you don't believe this, check it out. The officers were getting their tickets punched: Combat command looked good on a promotion record. The Career. On the other hand, if you stayed out there too long, you might get shot. The fleshpots of Saigon were succulent. The consequence of course was that field troops always had green, inexperienced officers.

There were too many ticket-punchers. Officers who won't take the same risks their troops take are . . . I think the word is "cowards."

Guess what generation of officers is now reaching the top at the Pentagon. You don't want this crew commanding your kid.

Further, note that the United States regularly, with the occasional exception, puts politics ahead of the lives of its troops. Remember the 241 Marines killed in Beirut when their barracks was blown up by the terrorist truck? I was there on a story a couple of weeks before it happened. Know who killed those guys?

The United States.

It went like this. Coming down the road from the airport in Beirut, to get to the Marines you turned right on a small road that had a guard post with two Marine guards. Their rifles were at sling arms, no round in the chamber. Loaded rifles might cause an incident, and, hey, you can always get more Marines. Simply driving past the guards would have been — as it turned out, was — effortless.

A few feet later you turned right through one of those flimsy stick things that go up and down to stop traffic at toll booths. I probably could have broken through it without a truck. A few feet later you were in the middle of the Marine position.

Which is what the driver of the suicide truck did. Easy.

The Marines were undefended, naked, in a city known to be full of terrorists. Why? Because the State Department didn't want to look too military. We sacrificed our own men to keep up appearances for a pack of cookie-pushers in Washington. They'll do it again.

The foregoing is the norm. (We did the same thing in Mogadishu, for example.) Today politicization of the military is worse by far than it has ever been. The emphasis is overwhelmingly on social engineering: sensitivity training, toleration of homosexuals, feminization, promotion of minorities. Affirmative action runs rampant. Standards have been lowered drastically for women, many of them using the military as an improved form of welfare. Discipline has suffered. Commanders cannot discipline the protected groups, which makes it hard to discipline anyone.

If you think I'm kidding, talk to someone you know who is in.

Unsurprisingly, morale is way down. Equipment ages. The services are hemorrhaging young officers in the O-3 range (Army captain). Key enlisted men bail out. Second-raters move up the ranks. No, not all of them are, but too many. In war, there will be a price for this. Your boy, or someone else's. Getting the body bag isn't fun.

For eight years we have had an administration that is actually hostile to the military. This is new. Before, presidents have alternated between neglect and build-up, but haven't had the visceral loathing for the armed services that Bill Clinton has professed. To me, the damage looks deliberate. Nothing like the current wholesale gutting of the services by angry feminists has happened before. We have never had a government that would have allowed it.

The generals know all of this. They're self-serving, but they aren't fools. They are knowingly, willingly, allowing the institutions they oversee to deteriorate, while relentlessly lying to stay in their jobs. (The Marines remain stubbornly resistant, but they too are being slowly Clintoned down.) The brass know their troops regard them with contempt. They know why soldiers bail out. They don't care. Commanders like this — I don't think they can be called men — will preside over a slaughter if war comes.

You don't want your kid there. Especially if he is smart and gung-ho. If he just wants to get salable training, and get out, the services are probably a good idea. Electronics is always a good choice. The military is a good place for a woman who wants to have her baby and isn't sure which division is the father. But for a young man who wants to be part of something he can be proud of, a hard-charger who sets high standards for himself, it's a bad idea. He'll hate it. It will hate him. Should we ever need the military, it just might kill him. Don't let him do it.

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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 18, 2012, 05:23:30 pm

http://www.voatibetanenglish.com/content/monk-self-immolates-in-barkham-dzong-/1418183.html
18-Year-Old Monk Sets Himself on Fire, Latest in Spate of Tibetan Self-Immolations
17.07.2012
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Lobsang Lozin, a monk from Gyalrong Tsodrun Kirti Monastaery in BharkhamDzong, a small county township in Ngaba (Ch:Aba, Sichuan) set himself on fire around noon on Tuesday and died on the spot.

A source in India told VOA that the 18-year old took up to 80 steps towards government buildings while still ablaze and shouted slogans, although the words he was saying could not be verified at this time.
 
A photograph of Lobsang Lozin collapsed in the street and in flames show several onlookers with hands clasped  in prayer.
 
Lobsang Lozin belonged to the Khargotsang family at Sholachang villageand the son of Jorgyal and Tsepopo.  According to sources, the young monk was a highly popular and successful student in his monastery.
 
Gyalrong Tsodun Kirti Monastery is one of the branch  monasteries of Kirti monastery in Ngaba town, which has been under severe restrictions and  re-education campaigns since 2008, and where the majority of the self-immolations over the last two years have occurred.
 

Immediately following Lozin’s self-immolation, a heavy contingent of armed police were reported moving towards the monastery and local Tibetans are said to have blocked a bridge, possibly in an effort to prevent Lozin’s body from  being taken away.
 
It is not known as of this time whether the security forces reacted with violence to the bridge blockade as they have done in similar past incidences in Tibetan areas of Sichuan. Fellow monks had taken Lobsang Lozin’s body to the monastery where prayers and rituals for the deceased were started, and where he is planned to be cremated later in the evening. Last March, two monks from the same monastery, Chime Palden and Tenpa Dhargyal, had also self-immolated and died.

Lobsang Lozin is the 44th Tibetan to have set themselves on fire in Tibet in protest against Chinese policies and governance, while calling for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet.
 
China’s reactions to the self- immolations taking place across all Tibetan territories has shifted from time to time. Beiijing has called the protesters ‘terrorists’, social failures and outcasts, people who are easily manipulated by ‘outside forces’, and blamed the Dalai Lama,  but have not started a serious investigation into the underlying causes of any one of the 44 cases to date.
      
 Exile Tibetan authorities and groups say that the acts are born out of desperation stemming from repressive pressures on Tibetan lives and culture and  that China’s routine use of detention and torture against Tibetan demonstrators leave no other options for expressing grievances.


http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/world/china-teenage-tibetan-monk-dies-in-protests-44th-self-immolation-645170/
China: Teenage Tibetan Monk Dies in Protest's 44th Self-Immolation
July 18, 2012 12:57 pm
By ANDREW JACOBS / The New York Times

A teenage Tibetan monk in Sichuan Province died on Tuesday after setting himself on fire in what has become an increasingly familiar protest against harsh government policies in the region, exile groups said.

The monk, Lobsang Lozin, 18, from the Gyalrong Tsodun Kirti Monastery in Ngaba, an autonomous Tibetan prefecture, died around noon, shortly after igniting his fuel-soaked garments near the monastery. Witnesses quoted by the Tibetan government in exile said he shouted slogans before he collapsed.

It was the 44th self-immolation since the suicidal protests began in 2009. In March, two monks from the same monastery died after setting themselves on fire.

The Chinese news media did not immediately report Tuesday's death, but in the past it has portrayed the spate of self-immolations as acts of terrorism orchestrated by the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. He has denied the accusations, saying that protesters are motivated by a widely held belief that government policies in the region restrict religious practices and are a threat to Tibetan culture and language [i.e. DEMOCIDE  ] .
 
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.
 First Published July 18, 2012 1:02 pm (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/world/asia/china-teenaged-tibetan-monk-dies-in-protests-44th-self-immolation.html)


Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 04, 2012, 02:02:15 pm
http://www.cnbc.com/id/48883704
Depression, Suicides Rise as Euro Debt Crisis Intensifies
Published: Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012

Europe is approaching a crisis as the region’s debt crisis and austerity measures increase the rates of depression, suicide and psychological problems – just as governments cut healthcare spending by up to 50 percent, according to campaigners, policy makers and health organizations

A growing number of global and European health bodies are warning that the introduction and intensification of austerity measures has led to a sharp rise in mental health problems with suicide rates, alcohol abuse and requests for anti-depressants increasing as people struggle with the psychological cost of living through a European-wide recession.

“No one should be surprised that factors such as unemployment, debt and relationship breakdowns can cause bouts of mental illness and may push people who are already vulnerable to take their own lives,” Richard Colwill, of the British mental health charity Sane, told CNBC.

Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Constitutionary on September 04, 2012, 02:10:54 pm
I am going to take a lesson from the Klingons here.

If I do go out I will do it with honor and take as many Globalists with me.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Geolibertarian on September 04, 2012, 02:21:03 pm
I am going to take a lesson from the Klingons here.

If I do go out I will do it with honor and take as many Globalists with me.

Then you'll be taking a lesson from a fairy tale. Not necessarily a wise thing to do.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: EvadingGrid on September 04, 2012, 02:38:12 pm
I am going to take a lesson from the Klingons here.

If I do go out I will do it with honor and take as many Globalists with me.

The best revenge is to live well.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 21, 2012, 01:14:31 pm
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_129473.html
Suicide Now Kills More Americans Than Car Crashes: Study

Prevention efforts lowered traffic fatalities, more attention needed for suicide, experts say
Thursday, September 20, 2012

THURSDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans now commit suicide than die in car crashes, making suicide the leading cause of injury deaths, according to a new study.

In addition, over the last 10 years, while the number of deaths from car crashes has declined, deaths from poisoning and falls increased significantly, the researchers report.

"Suicides are terribly undercounted; I think the problem is much worse than official data would lead us to believe," said study author Ian Rockett, a professor of epidemiology at West Virginia University.

There may be 20 percent or more unrecognized suicides, he said.

Many of the poisoning deaths may actually be intended, he added. A lot of these deaths are due from overdoses of prescription drugs, Rockett noted.

"We have a situation that has gotten out of hand," he said. "I would like to see the same attention paid to other injuries as has been paid to traffic injuries."

The report was published online Sept. 20 in the American Journal of Public Health.

For the study, Rockett's team used data from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics to determine the cause of injury deaths from 2000 to 2009.

The leading causes of unintentional deaths were car accidents, poisoning and falls, and for intentional deaths they were suicide and homicide.

Deaths from intentional and unintentional injury were 10 percent higher in 2009 than in 2000, the researchers noted.

And although deaths from car crashes declined 25 percent, deaths from poisoning rose 128 percent, deaths from falls increased 71 percent and deaths from suicides rose 15 percent, according to the study.

Suicide is now the first cause of injury deaths, followed by car crashes, poisoning, falls and murder, Rockett said.

Fewer women die from these causes than men, the researchers noted. In addition, blacks and Hispanics have fewer car crashes and suicides, but higher murder rates than whites, they found.

Lanny Berman, executive director of the American Association of Suicidology, said, "Both global and national increases in the number and rate of suicides through 2009, and as even more recent data indicates, through 2010, should concern all of us."

...

In 2009, more than 37,000 Americans took their own lives, and more than 500,000 were at risk of suicide, according to Pamela Hyde, administrator of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The new program will have $56 million of federal money to help fund suicide prevention programs under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act. The act was signed into law in memory of the son of Gordon Smith, president of the National Association of Broadcasters and a former U.S. Senator, who took his own life nine years ago.

"Our goal is, in the next five years, we will save 20,000 human lives," Smith said at a Sept. 10 news conference. "This issue touches nearly every family. It is something we can do something about. It's the work of angels."
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 02, 2012, 04:01:38 pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/21/world/middleeast/israeli-protester-moshe-silman-dies-after-self-immolation.html
Israeli Protester Dies After Self-Immolation
By JODI RUDOREN
Published: July 20, 2012

JERUSALEM — Moshe Silman, the desperately indebted Haifa man who set himself aflame last weekend as part of a social justice protest in Tel Aviv, died Friday from the second- and third-degree burns over 94 percent of his body.

In the year since 400,000 people filled Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard last summer, setting off a national protest movement, Mr. Silman, 57, had become a fixture of demonstrations in Haifa. His self-immolation stunned but also galvanized the protest movement, which had been struggling to find its footing.
...
Several other Israelis attempted self-immolation over the past week, and leaders of the social justice demonstrations in Haifa have been grappling with the shift in tone.

“He sacrificed himself,” his sister, Bat Zion Elul, who made the decision to take him off life support, said in an interview with Channel 2 News broadcast on Friday. “He really sacrificed himself for the sake of others, for those who are in the same position as him, who don’t have anything.”

The son of Holocaust survivors, Mr. Silman had once run his own messenger service, but the business struggled after the second intifada. A small debt from the National Insurance Institute spiraled out of control, and his applications for public housing were repeatedly rejected. He later suffered a stroke and was declared disabled. Mr. Silman never married or had children.

Friends said he was on the brink of homelessness when he arrived at the Tel Aviv protest Saturday night with gasoline and a suicide note.

[ Photo Too Graphic ]

http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2012/07/29/self-immolations-speak-of-israel-s-bankr?tempskin=basic

Self-immolations speak of Israel's bankruptcy
07/29/12

In the past weeks, the streets of Tel Aviv have been witness to desperate people setting themselves on fire in protest at the growing social and economic inequalities and the rising cost of living in Israel.
...

The death of Silman ignited widespread anger and frustration among the Israelis who have poured into the streets of Tel Aviv en masse since early July to call on the government to meet their socioeconomic demands in the light of the unprecedented recession and economic crisis in Europe.
...

Before committing suicide, Silman wrote a letter, part of which reads, "I have no money for medicine or rent. I can’t make the money after I have paid my millions in taxes I did the army, and until age 46 I did reserve duty. I refuse to be homeless; this is why I am protesting."
...
According to New Israel Fund, 20 percent of the Israeli citizens and one in three children live below the poverty line.
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Missed trhis last year  - Why?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/world/middleeast/04israel.html?_r=0
Summer of Protest in Israel Peaks With 400,000 in City Streets - (Sept 2011)

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An estimated 300,000 Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday night against the high cost of living and for social justice.

By ISABEL KERSHNER
Published: September 3, 2011

JERUSALEM — As many as 400,000 Israelis demonstrated on Saturday night against the high cost of living and for social justice in one of the largest protests in the nation’s history, although questions remained about about what it might achieve

The mass protest across the country had been planned for weeks and was considered by many to be the grand finale of the street phase of the social dissent that has swept Israel this summer. Organizers initially billed it as a million-person march, but had tried to lower expectations over the last few days, saying that it would be considered a success if the turnout equaled the 300,000 people who took to the streets on Aug. 6.

The police estimated that more than 300,000 people turned out on Saturday night, but a company monitoring the turnout for the Israeli news media said the total was about 400,000, with almost 300,000 gathering in Tel Aviv alone. Tens of thousands more rallied in Jerusalem, Haifa and other cities.
...
The protests began over the lack of affordable housing, but grew to encompass calls for tax reform and the creation of a welfare state, among other demands.

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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 02, 2012, 04:37:06 pm
Pearl Jam - World Wide Suicide  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq-pA4R_EMM)
Music video by Pearl Jam performing World Wide Suicide. (C) 2006 Monkey Wrench
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Letsbereal on October 02, 2012, 05:48:25 pm
In Ireland more lives are lost annually to suicide than in road traffic accidents
2 October 2012
, by Eileen Dublin (Max Keiser)
http://maxkeiser.com/2012/10/02/in-ireland-lives-lost-annually-suicide-road-traffic-accidents/
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on November 13, 2012, 10:31:45 am
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/10/business/italy-economy-suicide/index.html
Death and taxes in Italy
From Ben Wedeman, CNN
September 10, 2012 -- Updated 1053 GMT (1853 HKT)

Torrevecchia Teatina, Italy (CNN) -- Six months ago, an Italian bricklayer behind on his taxes wrote a note to his wife of 27 years, then doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire outside a Bologna tax office. Giuseppe Campaniello died nine days later.
 
"He was a good person," said his widow, Tiziana. "He wasn't given a chance to redeem himself because that's what he wanted to do. If Giuseppe had had the chance, he would have paid his debt, not what they wanted him to pay because he wasn't earning 20,000 euros a month."
 
She has joined with other women whose husbands took their lives to form a group called the "Vedove Bianche" - the white widows - to show that in this long drawn out economic crisis, the cost cannot be calculated on a tax form.
 
Italy's "white widows" are the most recent example of the emotional toll the debt crisis and austerity measures are taking on Europe. In the first half of last year, suicide rates in Greece skyrocketed more than 40% year on year, according to Greek health ministry data. In the UK -- not a part of the eurozone, but whose economy is also struggling as it enters a double-dip recession -- researchers wrote last month in the British Journal of Medicine that the 2008-2010 recession may have led more than 1,000 people to commit suicide.

Understanding 'debt suicide' in Greece

Now as Italy, the eurozone's third largest economy, faces market pressure to make cuts after its borrowing costs rose dangerously high, "austerity suicides" that spiked in Greece are now being seen here.

For decades, it was common for Italians to avoid paying their full taxes, but with the financial crisis, tax collection has become more aggressive.
 
Mounting tax troubles, and financial hardship, have driven some to take their lives. Although statistics are hard to come by, one Italian small business association claims suicides related to economic hardship are twice what they were 10 years ago.
 
Rome businessman Mario Frasacco, 59, shot himself in the chest last April. The factory he ran, which produced aluminum fittings, is now padlocked and its 10 workers unemployed.
 
Family tragedy tells the story of Greece
 
Frasacco's daughter, Giorgia, worked with him and knew he was having financial difficulties, but hadn't the slightest hint he was contemplating suicide. "The day before he killed himself, I said goodbye to him as I always did before going home," she recalled. "I never read in his eyes any discomfort that would lead to this. After five months, I can't find a justification for what he did."
 
For the survivors of these economic suicides, there is anger that the government tried to maximize revenues and spending cuts, no matter the human cost. For Tiziana, she is left with questions of how to cope -- emotionally and financially -- in the aftermath of her husband's death.
 
"Who will hire me at 48-years-old, nearly 49? Who?" she asks. "Where can I go? Should I become a prostitute? Because that's where they're taking us. Or should I commit suicide and just get out of the way and be one less problem for the government?"
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: John_Back_From_The_Club_O on November 13, 2012, 10:36:22 am
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THIS ONLY PROVES MORE ZOLOFT AND PROZAC ARE NEED TO HELP PEOPLE DEAL WITH THERE DEPRESSION
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on November 13, 2012, 11:02:36 am
http://news.yahoo.com/spain-parties-tackle-eviction-reform-suicides-121338342--sector.html
Spain promises to spare needy from eviction after suicides
By Nigel Davies | Reuters – 23 hrs ago. 11/13/2012

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos promised on Monday that no needy family will go homeless over mortgage arrears, responding to public fury at a homeowner's suicide as she was being evicted.
 
Facing accusations that politicians and banks are complicit in de facto "murder", Spain's banking association said its members would suspend eviction orders for two years for those borrowers worst hit by economic crisis and record unemployment.
 
Banks have repossessed close to 400,000 homes in Spain since a property bubble burst in 2008 and the nation subsequently sank into recession, throwing millions out of work and unable to keep up mortgage payments to the banks.
 
Last Friday's suicide of 53-year-old Amaia Egana has inflamed a public already angered by what they see as a lack of compassion among Spanish banks, many of which have benefited from taxpayer-funded bailouts organized by the political elite.
 
Egana, a former Socialist councilor in northern Spain, jumped to her death from her fourth-floor flat as bailiffs were trying to evict her under foreclosure laws.
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DESPERATE HOMEOWNERS
 
Egana's death, and another eviction-related suicide in October, have intensified a popular backlash with many accusing the banks - some of which will receive part of an up to 100 billion euro European bailout - of callous disregard for the effects of unemployment, which has hit 25 percent.
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Under Spanish law, even when borrowers turn over their homes to the bank, they still owe the entire amount of the mortgage. ...
Title: Suicides Now America's Leading Cause Of Death By Injury: Study
Post by: TahoeBlue on December 17, 2012, 12:07:50 pm
AJ mentioned this yeasterday and I did miss the story:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/suicide-leading-cause-death-us_n_1909772.html
Suicides Now America's Leading Cause Of Death By Injury: Study
Posted: 09/24/2012

Around the time of recession rocked the United States, its population experienced a disturbing shift: Today, suicide takes more American lives than any other form of injury.

Between 2000 and 2008 motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death by injury, but suicide surpassed car crashes in 2009, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Public Health. The switch is the culmination of a decade-long trend; the rate of death by suicide increased by 15 percent over the past ten years, while the unintentional motor vehicle crash death rate dropped by 25 percent during that same period.

The study didn’t specifically factor in economic conditions, but many have speculated that the downturn may be responsible for a boost in suicides in America and around the world. In Greece, the suicide rate for men rose by 24 percent between 2007 and 2009, according to The New York Times. Suicides motivated by economic crisis grew by 52 percent in Italy in 2010.
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Tragically, there are plenty of anecdotal examples of “economic suicide” in the country. A Tennessee man lit himself on fire earlier this year after finding out he wouldn’t be getting financial help from a private organization. And in May, a California man shot and killed himself in the midst of a legal battle with Wells Fargo, while he faced the prospect of foreclosure.
Title: Suicide Is Now the Leading Cause of Death Amongst Active-Duty Soldiers
Post by: TahoeBlue on December 17, 2012, 12:10:31 pm
http://gawker.com/5937258/suicide-is-now-the-leading-cause-of-death-amongst-active+duty-soldiers
Suicide Is Now the Leading Cause of Death Amongst Active-Duty Soldiers

In 2010, for the second year in a row, more American soldiers killed themselves than died in combat. Military officials knew they had an epidemic on their hands, but they didn't know how to mitigate the hyper-complex problem. It wasn't as easy as saying, "they all have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder," because a significant number of the soldiers who were killing themselves had never even seen combat.
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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 08, 2013, 11:29:28 am
bump - Suicide leading cause of death in US
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: EvadingGrid on January 08, 2013, 11:34:56 am
bump - Suicide leading cause of death in US

I'm glad that AJ made the point on CNN that one of the really big things to worry about is Pharmaceutical driven suicide

At present the biggest killer of US Troops is Suicide.
Ya gotta ask why....
Ya gotta ask the right questions....

Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Constitutionary on January 09, 2013, 01:37:36 pm
The best revenge is to live well.


True the FEMA trucks will have to use the roads, I won't !!!!!!

I am just taking on the mindset of the quote of Nathan Hale who said "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

He'd have made an excellent Klingon.  ;)
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 09, 2013, 02:03:46 pm
Notice these were not students who were proscribed the drugs.... that could not be looked at

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/prescription-drugs/study-links-prescription-drug-abuse-and-depression-suicidal-thoughts-in-college-students
Study Links Prescription Drug Abuse and Depression, Suicidal Thoughts in College Students
 By Join Together Staff | June 13, 2012

A new study finds college students who use prescription drugs for non-medical purposes are at increased risk of depression and thoughts of suicide.
 
The researchers analyzed the answers of 26,600 college students who participated in a national research survey by the American College Health Association. They were asked about their non-medical prescription drug use, including painkillers, antidepressants, sedatives and stimulants, as well as their mental health symptoms in the past year.
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About 13 percent of students reported non-medical prescription drug use, Science Daily reports. Those who reported feeling sad, hopeless, depressed or considered suicide were significantly more likely to report non-medical use of any prescription drug. The link between these feelings and prescription drug abuse was more pronounced in females, the researchers report in Addictive Behaviors. The researchers conclude that students may be inappropriately self-medicating psychological distress with prescription medications.
 
Because prescription drugs are tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and prescribed by a doctor, most people perceive them as ‘safe’ and don’t see the harm in sharing with friends or family if they have a few extra pills left over,” researcher Amanda Divin of Western Illinois University said in a news release.

“Unfortunately, all drugs potentially have dangerous side effects.

As our study demonstrates, use of prescription drugs — particularly painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin — is related to depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in college students. This is why use of such drugs need to be monitored by a doctor and why mental health outreach on college campuses is particularly important.”

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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/suicide-attempts-prescription-drugs-highest-women-50/story?id=13641729
More Women 50 and Older Landing in ERs for Drug-Related Suicide Attempts
By JANE E. ALLEN (@JaneEAllenABC) , ABC News Medical Unit
May 20, 2011

Evidence of the troubling increase in prescription drug abuse has reached hospital emergency rooms, which report increasing medication-related suicide attempts among women 50 and older.
 
From 2005 to 2009, suicide attempts in which drugs played some role rose from 11,235 to 16,757 among women ages 50 and up, a federal survey found. The increase, driven in part by the last of the Baby Boomers entering their sixth decade, provides a new example of the toll wrought by the nation's prescription painkiller epidemic.

In 2009, 16 million Americans age 12 and up had taken a prescription pain reliever, tranquilizer, stimulant or sedative for non-medical reasons in the previous year, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
 
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THIS NEED STO BE A NEW THREAD -

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,414862,00.html
Connection Between Prescription Drugs, Suicide Studied
 Published September 02, 2008

Cody Miller was a high school football player who was allergic to ragweed. Douglas Briggs was a doctor coping with pain from an old back injury.
 
Both are now dead, hanging victims driven to suicide, their families believe, when drugs prescribed to relieve physical symptoms upset their mental and emotional balance.

Federal drug regulators are investigating to see if the families could be right.
 
Until now, the Food and Drug Administration's attention to the suicide risks of medications has focused on psychiatric drugs, such as antidepressants prescribed to youngsters. But this year, officials unexpectedly broadened their concerns to include a medication for asthma, drugs for controlling seizures and even one for quitting smoking. Those are medical conditions not usually associated with psychiatric disorders.

Several independent experts say the safety alarms point to a gap in the FDA's knowledge of how drugs affect the brain. Even if medications are intended for physical conditions, some drugs can have unforeseen consequences if they are able to enter the brain.

A group at Columbia University has developed a method for assessing the suicide risks of drugs, possibly helping identify risks before a medication goes on the market. But the FDA only requires use of such assessments on a case-by-case basis.
 
Drug companies say no cause-and-effect link has been established that would tie the medications under scrutiny to suicides.

Also, some doctors worry that the talk of suicide may scare patients with serious illnesses away from drugs that could help. For example, depression —a major risk factor for suicide — is associated with physical illness, they note.
 
The Miller and Briggs families say their lives were turned upside down without warning. Cody Miller, 15, began using Singulair for his allergies in the summer of 2007. He switched from a different drug after a new doctor assured his mother that once-a-day Singulair was better.
 
When the teenager became moody and anxious, his parents were surprised. He had no history of emotional problems. But they did not connect it to the drug. Physical reactions such as a rash or indigestion are easy to recognize; mental health side effects can be confused with everyday ups and downs.
 
About two weeks after he started taking his new medication, he hanged himself in an upstairs closet of the family home in Queensbury, N.Y., about 50 miles north of Albany.
 
Some two months later, the company that makes Singulair updated its prescribing literature to report that some patients had experienced suicidal thinking and behavior. But Merck & Co. said that only may be a coincidence because there were no such reports during controlled clinical trials with the drug.

"Singulair is a really effective drug that has been on the market 10 years and has been taken by millions of patients," said Dr. Alan Ezekowitz, an asthma expert with Merck. "In over 40 placebo-controlled trials, no reports of suicide in Singulair-treated groups have been found."

An independent study by the American Lung Association supports Merck's conclusion without completely answering the question. The research looked at measures of emotional well-being in three clinical trials sponsored by the association and found a positive effect on emotional outlook in patients taking Singulair.

But the study, set to appear Monday in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, was not designed specifically to look for suicidal thinking or actions. "The evidence is good, but we couldn't call it perfect," said Dr. Norman Edelman, the group's chief medical officer.

Cody's mother said that if she had had any inkling of a problem, she would not have allowed her son to take Singulair. Merck and the FDA should have warned parents more forcefully, Kate Miller said. Cody was her only child. "When you don't know what to look for, it's pretty sad," Miller said.

Briggs, 54, was a family doctor practicing near Charlotte, N.C. In his 30s, Briggs had injured his back in a car crash. Three surgeries over the years failed to completely resolve his problem. But Briggs stayed active, playing tennis and basketball. In February 2004, he began taking Neurontin, an epilepsy drug also prescribed for nerve-related pain and used for chronic back trouble.

His wife and two sons noticed a change.
 
"He started developing uncharacteristic mood swings and irritability," said son Andrew Briggs, who works as a consultant in Washington. "He began talking about losing the desire to practice medicine, even though it was a great passion of his."
 
Briggs' family wondered what was going on. They did not connect the changes to Neurontin.

On Christmas Day in 2004, Briggs wanted to be alone. He urged his family to go see a movie. They picked a zany comedy. When they returned, they found he had hanged himself in the foyer of their home.
 
"For a guy who was such a family man to do that in a way that would basically ensure his family would be the first to find him was completely baffling," Andrew Briggs said.

Pfizer Inc., which makes Neurontin, said that since the drug was first marketed in the 1990s, the prescribing literature had listed "suicidal" and "suicidal gesture" as rarely reported adverse events seen in clinical trials. But Pfizer does not believe such reactions were connected to taking Neurontin and the company remains confident in the drug.
 
"Neurontin is an important medicine that has helped millions of patients with serious conditions," Pfizer said in a statement. "Based on an extensive review of our clinical trial data for Neurontin, we see no evidence to support the claim that Neurontin causes an increased risk of suicide-related events."
 
After Briggs' killed himself, the family started hearing about other Neurontin patients who had committed suicide, Andrew Briggs said. The family is suing Pfizer; their lawyer said there are about 250 such lawsuits.
 
This summer, the FDA convened a panel of scientific advisers to evaluate the suicide risks of 11 anti-seizure drugs, including Neurontin. Crunching data from 210 clinical trials, the agency found a small increased risk: two of 1,000 patients taking the medications experienced suicidal thoughts or behavior. When millions of people are taking a drug, even such slim odds can have significant consequences.
 
The advisory panel accepted the FDA's findings, but voted against imposing the government's strongest warning on the drugs, saying that could do more harm than good. The FDA is considering how to communicate the risks to patients.
 
"Even though a drug is identified as a drug for weight control, or smoking cessation, or asthma, these drugs often also get into the brain, so there is always the potential for having psychiatric side effects," said Dr. Thomas Laughren, head of the FDA's division of psychiatric products. "But we don't have any unifying hypothesis as to why very different classes of drugs have psychiatric side effects."

With mental health side effects, one of the first questions scientists ask is whether a drug can affect the brain. Not all do, because the brain is protected by a cellular barrier that keeps out many substances circulating in the blood. Neurontin does work in the human brain. With Singulair, Merck said tests on rats showed that minimal amounts enter the brain, and there is no data on humans.

The FDA has other tools to assess the suicide risks of medications. Researchers at Columbia University have developed a system for collecting and analyzing data about suicidal thoughts and actions among people who enroll in drug trials. The FDA helped pay for the research, but the agency does not require drug makers to use the system, a puzzling oversight to independent experts.
 

"I can't see any reason why it should not be widely and regularly used during drug development," said Larry Sasich, a professor of pharmacy practice at the Lake Erie School of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. "It has been validated and appears to be a technique that is not expensive."
 

But Laughren, the FDA official, said that while many drugs can get into the brain, "there is no compelling reason to think that more than a few are associated with suicidality." With the FDA reluctant to issue a mandate for suicide screening, families who find themselves in the same predicament as the Millers and the Briggs may be left with unresolved questions.
 

"Whether or not any of these drugs cause suicidal thoughts and behavior is the critical question we need to answer; up to now, we have not answered that," said Kelly Posner, a Columbia researcher who led the effort to develop the screening system. "Debunking false notions of risk is just as important to the public health as knowing about risks that exist."

A list of some prescription medications for which concerns have been raised involving suicidal thoughts and actions:
 

All antidepressants. Drugs such as Prozac, Paxil, Wellbutrin and Zoloft carry required warnings that the medications can increase suicidal thinking and behavior in some children, adolescents and young adults.

— Anticonvulsives. Drugs such as Depakote, Lyrica and Neurontin are used to treat seizures and other conditions. A recent FDA analysis found a small increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior. An advisory panel recommended against applying the agency's strongest warning to the drugs.
— Chantix. The FDA is investigating whether the smoking cessation drug triggers psychiatric symptoms.
— Singulair. The FDA is investigating whether the drug for asthma and allergies can prompt suicidal thoughts.
— Accutane. The acne drug carries a warning that it may cause suicidal thoughts and behavior in rare cases.

Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 09, 2013, 02:11:43 pm
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/statenewengland/974776-469/concerns-raised-about-growing-link-between-prescription.html
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Concerns raised about growing link between prescription drug abuse and suicide
By JOSEPH G. COTE

The growing link between prescription drug abuse and suicide brought experts from both fields together in Concord on Monday, where they highlighted the combined resources that will be needed to combat the problem.

“This is a big issue that needs to be addressed,” said Dr. Karene Simone, director of the Northern New England Poison Center. “The reason we’re all crossing over with each other is that a lot of these things are related.”

A growing number of suicides, and to a greater extent suicide attempts, involve powerful prescription drugs often found in medicine cabinets. Simone said a quarter of the calls her center receives relating to poisonings of people age 13 and older involve suicide attempts.

Intentional poisonings are “by far the most frequent method of suicide attempt in New Hampshire,” according to Linda Paquette, director of New Futures in Concord.

The issue is exacerbated because of broad cuts to substance abuse treatment and prevention programs. Already fewer than 6 percent of New Hampshire residents in need of substance abuse treatment can get it, the second-lowest rate in the country, she said.

“It’s kind of scary because it makes you wonder what’s going to happen now,” Simone said.
 
A large part of the lack of access is because New Hampshire is one of the few states that does not provide Medicaid coverage for substance abuse disorders, Paquette said.
 
The press conference Monday coincided with World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day.

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among young adults, ages 15-34, in New Hampshire, and 87 percent of hospital stays related to suicide attempts from 2004-08 were from overdoses.

Anti-depressants and benzodiazepines, which are sedatives, made up the most used drugs in suicide attempts, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 09, 2013, 02:14:33 pm
http://www.alternet.org/speakeasy/martharosenberg/governments-suicide-initiative-ignores-suicide-linked-drugs
Posted by Martha Rosenberg at 8:33 am
 September 15, 2012

Government's Suicide Initiative Ignores Suicide-Linked Drugs
 
It would be laughable if it weren't tragic. This week Surgeon General Regina Benjamin introduced a plan to stem the nation's growing suicide rate without addressing the nation's growing use of suicide-linked drugs.
 
Antidepressants like Prozac and Paxil, antipsychotics like Seroquel and Zyprexa and anti-seizure drugs like Lyrica and Neurontin are all linked to suicide in published reports and in FDA warnings. (Almost 5,000 newspaper reports link antidepressants to suicide, homicide and bizarre behavior.)

Asthma drugs like Singulair, antismoking drugs like Chantix, acne drugs like Accutane and the still-in-use malaria drug Lariam, are also linked to suicide.
 
The US's suicide rate has risen to 38,000 a year, says USA Today, after falling in the 1990s.

The rise correlates with the debut of direct-to-consumer drug advertising in the late 1990s, the approval of many drugs with suicide links and more people taking psychoactive drugs for lifestyle problems.
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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 09, 2013, 02:22:36 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swv4PSpeVLw
The common Denominator - MASS MURDER SUICIDES - Prescriptions Drugs
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 10, 2013, 11:53:09 am
Now proven to change your mood - Diet Soda!!!

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_22340970/can-drinking-diet-soda-lead-depression?source=most_emailed
Can drinking diet soda lead to depression?
By Annie Hauser, Everyday Health Staff Writermercurynews.com
Posted:   01/09/2013 03:42:50 PM PST

Just under half of all Americans reported drinking at least one glass of soda per day, while two-thirds said they drink at least one cup of coffee daily, according to a 2012 Gallup poll. Despite popular opinion about soda and weight gain, the same poll found that frequent soda drinkers do not weigh more than non-soda drinkers.

But health experts still say that even one glass of soda a day is too much, as it has been linked to a variety of health problems, including a relatively new one, clinical depression.

Preliminary data from a National Institutes of Health report that will be released in March at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego show that regular soda drinkers, particularly those who drink diet soda, are more likely to be diagnosed with depression. The data showed that coffee drinkers, on the other hand, have a slightly lower risk of a depression diagnosis.


The researchers do not say that soda causes depression — they did not determine whether people who are likely to become depressed are also simply more likely to drink soda in the first place, and the study did not control for all relevant factors, such as socioeconomic status
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http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/01/09/nih-study-links-soda-with-depression
Diet Soda Linked to Depression in NIH Study
Coffee tied to a decrease in depression cases

By Jason Koebler
January 9, 2013

According to the research, which will be officially released at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in mid-March, people who drink four cans or more of soda daily are about 30 percent more likely to be diagnosed with depression than people who don't drink soda. Coffee drinkers are about 10 percent less likely to develop depression than people who don't drink coffee.
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According to researchers, "the risk appeared to be greater for people who drank diet [rather] than regular soda."
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"Our research suggests that cutting out or down on sweetened diet drinks or replacing them with unsweetened coffee may naturally help lower your depression risk," Honglei Chen, who led the study, said in a statement
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 05, 2013, 12:36:57 pm
bump - AJ mentioned - Suicide leading cause of death in U.S.
Title: Record Numbers of US Military and Veteran Suicides
Post by: Geolibertarian on February 11, 2013, 01:09:14 pm
Tragic and sad, but unfortunately far from surprising...

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http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-numbers-of-us-military-and-veteran-suicides.html (http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-numbers-of-us-military-and-veteran-suicides.html)

Record Numbers of US Military and Veteran Suicides

Stephen Lendman
Prison Planet.com
Feb 11, 2013

Headlines like this should shock: Suicides Outpace War Deaths. Surge in Military Suicides. Nearly Two Dozen Veterans Commit Suicide Daily.

These reports and similar ones reveal imperialism’s dark side. War takes its toll. Civilians suffer most. So do many combatants and veterans after returning home.

Most people don’t know. Little gets reported. Why do active duty personnel and vets take their own lives?

Unbearable emotional pain consumes them. Daily trauma builds. So does intolerable stress. Relief is desperately sought. Suicide is chosen. It’s a last option. Others were exhausted. Preventable warning signs aren’t heeded. They include depression, withdrawal, lethargy, loss of interest in usual activities, appetite, weight, sleep and other behavioral changes, recurring suicidal thoughts, and feelings of hopelessness and despair.

Daily stress is bad enough. Combat exacerbates it. It’s intolerable for many. The little known human cost of war raises disturbing questions. America consumes its own.

Epidemic post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) levels affect hundreds of thousands of combat forces and vets.

The VA estimates over 30% of Vietnam vets, around 10% of Gulf War forces, and up to 20% of America’s Afghanistan and Iraq troops.

VA and DOD officials consistently understate problems. Independent reports reveal more. Some say nearly half of Afghan and Iraq vets have emotional and/or physical combat injuries.

In May 2012, AP (http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/newest-veterans-medically-mentally-troubled-generation-u-s-history-article-1.1085332) said America’s vets “are filing for disability benefits at (a) historic rate.” They’re the “most medically, mentally troubled generation in US history.”

War’s toll is one of the most underreported stories. Hundreds of thousands of combat vets won’t ever be the same again.

They come home sick. They stay that way. They’re traumatized. They’re unable to cope. Emotional damage done goes largely unrecognized. It’s an unseen wound. Many needing help don’t get it.

The emotional ordeal is overwhelming. It’s terrifying. War vets are gravely affected. PTSD causes emotional numbness. Left untreated, it worsens. Horrifying flashbacks are commonplace.

Images, sounds, smells and subconscious feelings trigger them. Emotions well up inside. They surface self-destructively. It can happen any time. Some victims recover in months. For others it’s much longer or never.

War is a destructive slippery slope. It drives victims to emotional hell. They’re sure what afflicts them. PTSD prevents normal functioning.

Victims say they’re too tired. They can’t think. They can’t function normally. Their brains are overwhelmed.
They lash out at others for no reason. They harm those they love. They can’t explain why. Diagnosing PTSD is tricky. Often it’s not done. Victims needing help don’t get it. Others get too little. There’s no cure.

Measurable physical/biological symptoms aren’t apparent. Those mentioned above are commonplace. Others include headaches, unexplained pain, inability to cope, severe anxiety, rage, and survivor guilt for those who lost buddies.

Toughing it out depends on developing coping mechanisms. It’s not easy without competent professional help. For many it involves long-term struggle. Too often it’s too much to bear.

Broken human psyches aren’t easily repaired. Shocking suicide numbers explain best. More on that below.

[Continued... (http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-numbers-of-us-military-and-veteran-suicides.html)]

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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 11, 2013, 01:41:07 pm
Strange twist:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/11/navy-seal-bin-laden-military-benefits
Navy Seal who allegedly shot Bin Laden says US military has abandoned him
Retired commando alleges he's been left without healthcare or financial support as he struggles to adapt to a new civilian life


Ed Pilkington in New York
guardian.co.uk, Monday 11 February 2013 13.55 EST
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A retired Navy Seal who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden by shooting him three times in the forehead has accused the US military of abandoning him to his fate without any financial support, healthcare or security protection as he makes the hard transition to civilian life.

The former commando was a member of the team of 23 Navy Seals that stormed a house in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on 2 May 2011 and killed the world's most wanted terrorist, according to Esquire. An article in the magazine, written in collaboration with the Center for Investigative Reporting, tells the commando's story as apparently the last person to see Bin Laden alive.

But it is the Navy Seal's caustic comments about his treatment at the hands of the military as he seeks to make the shift back to civilian life that are attracting most attention. The "Shooter", as he is anonymously referred to, tells the magazine that after the Abbottabad raid he felt burned out and decided to take early retirement three years before the official requirement of 20 years' service
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He bitterly remarks that if he had been killed on a special-ops mission, his family would have fared much better than the reality of his retirement. "If I get killed on this next deployment," he told Esquire before he made his final mission to Afghanistan before leaving the navy: "I know my family will be taken care of. College will be paid for, they'll be fine.
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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: larsonstdoc on February 11, 2013, 09:33:37 pm
Strange twist:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/11/navy-seal-bin-laden-military-benefits
Navy Seal who allegedly shot Bin Laden says US military has abandoned him
Retired commando alleges he's been left without healthcare or financial support as he struggles to adapt to a new civilian life




  HEY OBAMA,  SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 02, 2013, 12:55:40 pm
http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/24/suicide-biggest-male-killer-3556960/
Suicide ‘now the biggest killer of young men in Britain’
 Sunday 24 Mar 2013 12:48 pm

Suicide is now the biggest killer of young men in Britain, a charity has claimed.
 
Three young males take their own life on average every day across the country – and the recession is thought to be playing a part in many of the deaths.
 
The latest figures show that the suicide rate rose significantly in 2011 with 4,552 men taking their own life out of a total of 6,045 people.
 
The highest rate was in the male age bracket 30-44. Suicide in this group accounted for more deaths than road accidents, murder and HIV/Aids combined.
 
‘The reasons for suicide are complex and often very individual,’ said Jane Powell from the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).
 
‘The economic climate and social factors such as insecurities around work and housing, social isolation and substance misuse are felt particularly strongly in this group.’
 
It is believed that hundreds of male suicides could be prevented if men felt able to ask for help when they desperately need it.
 
According to CALM, men experience a ‘cultural barrier’ when it comes to seeking professional help, restricted by modern society which expects them to be  immune to a nervous breakdown.
 
Team GB snowboarding coach Nelson Pratt, 33, was found by his father hanged from a gymnasium ring in his garage last summer.
 
His  friend Marcus Chapman has joined the charity’s campaign to raise awareness of male suicide.
 
‘Nelson was popular, healthy, successful and physically very fit,’ said Mr Chapman.
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Ms Powell added: ‘This is a huge problem now in the UK and the time has come to start talking about it.’
 
Research by the University of Liverpool shows the recession in the UK has caused about 1,000 additional suicides in England – 846 among men and 155 among women.

The analysis showed that increases in male unemployment were associated with about two-fifths of the rises in suicides among men.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: chris jones on May 02, 2013, 04:02:54 pm
I can't help but wonder if the psychopathic, ruling-class control-freaks who literally get off on human suffering aren't angered by this trend.

     "How dare those slaves go out on their terms instead of ours!"
               Hey Geo/........Good one  ;D
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 03, 2013, 11:03:16 am
So now that the DOW reaches a new high so has the suicide rate in the USA,,,

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6217a1.htm?s_cid=mm6217a1_w

Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years — United States, 1999–2010
 
Weekly
May 3, 2013 / 62(17);321-325


Suicide is an increasing public health concern.

In 2009, the number of deaths from suicide surpassed the number of deaths from motor vehicle crashes in the United States

(1). Traditionally, suicide prevention efforts have been focused mostly on youths and older adults, but recent evidence suggests that there have been substantial increases in suicide rates among middle-aged adults in the United States

(2). To investigate trends in suicide rates among adults aged 35–64 years over the last decade, CDC analyzed National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) mortality data from 1999–2010. Trends in suicide rates were examined by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, state and region of residence, and mechanism of suicide.

The results of this analysis indicated that the annual, age-adjusted suicide rate among persons aged 35–64 years increased 28.4%, from 13.7 per 100,000 population in 1999 to 17.6 in 2010. Among racial/ethnic populations, the greatest increases were observed among American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) (65.2%, from 11.2 to 18.5) and whites (40.4%, from 15.9 to 22.3).

By mechanism, the greatest increase was observed for use of suffocation (81.3%, from 2.3 to 4.1), followed by poisoning (24.4%, from 3.0 to 3.8) and firearms (14.4%, from 7.2 to 8.3). The findings underscore the need for suicide preventive measures directed toward middle-aged populations.
...

http://rt.com/usa/us-suicides-crisis-cdc-report-761/
...
Among the male population, the greatest increases were among those aged 50–54 years and 55–59 years, (49.4 per cent, from 20.6 to 30.7, and 47.8 per cent, from 20.3 to 30.0 respectively). Among females, suicide rates tended to increase with age. The largest percentage increase in suicide rate was observed among women aged 60–64 years (59.7 per cent, from 4.4 to 7.0).
...
Men were more likely to take their own lives than women. The suicide rate for middle-aged men was 27.3 deaths per 100,000, while for women it was 8.1 deaths per 100,000.
...
Baby Boomer crisis


 CDC officials emphasized that the Baby Boomer generation is witnessing the highest increase in suicides (A Baby Boomer is a person who was born post-World War II, between the years 1946 and 1964, when the annual birthrate increased dramatically in the US).

“It is the Baby Boomer group where we see the highest rates of suicide,” CDC deputy director, Dr. Ileana Arias, told the New York Times. “There may be something about that group, and how they think about life issues and their life choices that may make a difference.”

 The rise in suicides among this group may be connected with the recent downturn in the global economy and the challenges the Baby Boomer generation must now confront.

“The increase does coincide with a decrease in financial standing for a lot of families over the same time period,” Arias said.

 In 2010, the first year of economic comeback following the 2009-2010 recession, 93 per cent of all pre-tax income gains went to the top 1 per cent of the American population, which in that year meant any household earning more than $358,000.


Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 03, 2013, 11:22:45 am
Maps:


http://en.fairmormon.org/Utah/Statistical_claims/Suicide_rate_among_Mormons
(http://en.fairmormon.org/images/9/9b/Suicide_rate_2004_US_state_map_50dpi.png)

Note that the intermountain and western US has consistently higher suicide rates than most other states. The "suicide belt" shown here has been noted, however, since at least the 1980s (see Seiden, "Death in the West," (1984) cited below in endnotes). Source of data:McIntosh (2004), cited below. Map by Mike Parker for FAIR, © 2007.

Evangelical Christians and suicide

Why are Protestants so unhappy they consider suicide? hmmm  
 
Since many of the critics who attack the Church on this issue are conservative Evangelical protestants, it is perhaps fair to ask how well Evangelicals fare on measures of mental health when the same shoddy methodology is applied to them.
 
If we play the same game as the evangelical critics, we could choose the states with high concentrations of conservative Protestants. There are thirteen states in which the Southern Baptist Convention has more congregations than any other denomination.[12] The suicide rates for these states are tabulated below


http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/4NAT_Map.shtml
(http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/images/CDC-Map2000-2006DeathRates-FINAL-720.jpg)
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics/pdf/CDC-Map2000-2006DeathRates.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/statistics/aag.html#2
http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/statistics/suicide_map.html
National Suicide Statistics at a Glance
Smoothed, Age-adjusted Suicide Rates* per 100,000 population, by County, United States, 2000–2006

(http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/images/suicidestats/usmap_2009_md.gif)
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Geolibertarian on May 03, 2013, 03:04:41 pm
Am I the only one who finds it pathetic that South Park did a better job candidly addressing this issue than nearly all of the tens of millions of armchair psychologists in this country?

       http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s01e06-death (http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s01e06-death)

Is it possible that one of the primary reasons for this tragic increase in self-inflicted death is that those who've grown suicidally depressed know that, even if they reach out to family members, they'll merely get lectured to or, worse, threatened with forced drugging and/or institutionalization?

One thing is certain: continuing to make this an absolutely taboo subject for intelligent discussion (http://theviewfromhell.blogspot.com/2011/06/suicide-prohibition-as-regressive-tax.html) clearly isn't "helping" matters, and may even be making them worse than they otherwise would be.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 04, 2013, 10:46:10 am
from Drudge :

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/baby-boomers-are-killing-themselves-at-an-alarming-rate-begging-question-why/2013/06/03/d98acc7a-c41f-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9247e8ca_story.html
Baby boomers are killing themselves at an alarming rate, raising question: Why?
By Tara Bahrampour,  
 Published: June 3

... part of an alarming trend among baby boomers, whose suicide rates shot up precipitously between 1999 and 2010.

It has long held true that elderly people have higher suicide rates than the overall population. But numbers released in May by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a dramatic spike in suicides among middle-aged people, with the highest increases among men in their 50s, whose rate went up by nearly 50 percent to 30 per 100,000; and women in their early 60s, whose rate rose by nearly 60 percent (though it is still relatively low compared with men, at 7 in 100,000). The highest rates were among white and Native American and Alaskan men. In recent years, deaths by suicide has surpassed deaths by motor vehicle crashes.

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http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6217a1.htm?s_cid=mm6217a1_w
Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years — United States, 1999–2010
....

Editorial Note

Suicide rates among both men and women aged 35–64 years increased substantially from 1999 and 2010.

This finding is consistent with a previous study that showed a notable increase in the overall suicide rate among middle-aged adults relative to a small increase in suicide rates among younger persons and a small decline in older persons during a similar period (2). The increases were geographically widespread and occurred in states with high, as well as average and low suicide rates. By race/ethnicity, the increases were highest and statistically significant only among whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives, widening the racial/ethnic gap in suicide rates (3).

Prevalence of mechanisms of suicide changed from 1999 to 2010. Whereas firearm and poisoning suicide rates increased significantly, suffocation (predominantly hanging) suicide rates increased the most among men and women aged 35–64 years. This increasing trend is particularly troubling because a large proportion of suicide attempts by suffocation result in death, suggesting a need for increased public awareness of suicide risk factors and research of potential suicide prevention strategies to reduce suffocation deaths (2).

Possible contributing factors for the rise in suicide rates among middle-aged adults include the recent economic downturn (historically, suicide rates tend to correlate with business cycles, with higher rates observed during times of economic hardship) (6,7);
a cohort effect, based on evidence that the "baby boomer" generation had unusually high suicide rates during their adolescent years (8); and a rise in intentional overdoses associated with the increase in availability of prescription opioids (1,2).

Additional research is needed to understand the cause of the increase in age-adjusted suicide rates and why the extent of the increase varies across racial/ethnic populations.

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...
There are no large-scale studies yet fleshing out the reasons behind the increase in boomer suicides. Part of it is likely tied to the recent economic downturn — financial recessions are in general associated with an uptick in suicides. But the trend started a decade before the 2008 recession, and psychologists and academics say it likely stems from a complex matrix of issues particular to a generation that vowed not to trust anyone older than 30 and who rocked out to lyrics such as,

“I hope I die before I get old.”
...
... compared with their parents’ generation, boomers have higher rates of obesity, prescription and illicit drug abuse, alcoholism, divorce, depression and mental disorders. As they age, many add to that list chronic illness, disabilities and the strains of caring for their parents and for adult children who still depend on them financially.
...
The idea that so many of us in this country have been brought up with — that you work hard, you get your house, you get your American dream, everything is rosy — it hasn’t worked out. A lot of these boomers aren’t going to earn as much money as their parents did. They aren’t going to be as secure as their parents were. And that’s quite troubling for the boomers.”
...
It is unclear whether younger generations will follow or buck the boomer trend as they age, or if boomers will continue to kill themselves at such high rates as they move into retirement.
...
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 03, 2013, 11:36:33 am
Drug overdose deaths spike among middle-aged women

It's Men AND Women - the women are just catching up to the death rate of men...

http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/
(http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/images/poisoning/rxbrief/tripled_rates_graph_600w.png)

Drug overdose death rates in the United States have more than tripled since 1990 and have never been higher.

In 2008, more than 36,000 people died from drug overdoses, and most of these deaths were caused by prescription drugs.4
...

The misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers was responsible for more than 475,000 emergency department visits in 2009, a number that nearly doubled in just five years.6

More than 12 million people reported using prescription painkillers non-medically in 2010, that is, using them without a prescription or for the feeling they cause.
...

In 2010, 2 million people reported using prescription painkillers nonmedically for the first time within the last year—nearly 5,500 a day
...
People on Medicaid are prescribed painkillers at twice the rate of non-Medicaid patients and are at six times the risk of prescription painkillers overdose.20,21 One Washington State study found that 45% of people who died from prescription painkiller overdoses were Medicaid enrollees

http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/PainkillerOverdoses/index.html
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Enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month.

[ So that means 1/12 of the population have prescriptions ! -
let's see 1/12 of 200-220 million adult population of US - that's about 16-18 Million !!! ]
 

(http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/PainkillerOverdoses/images/riska_626px.jpg)
SOURCES: National Vital Statistics System, 1999-2008; Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System (ARCOS) of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), 1999-2010; Treatment Episode Data Set, 1999-2009


http://abcnews.go.com/US/prescription-painkillers-record-number-americans-pain-medication/story?id=13421828#.UdRTmiTn-Hs
Prescription Painkiller Use at Record High for Americans
By JIM AVILA (@JimAvilaABC) and MICHAEL MURRAY

April 20, 2011

It is unclear if Americans are suffering from more pain than ever, but they are definitely getting more prescriptions for it. The use of Vicodin, the most popular pain relief drug in the country, has grown dramatically from 112 million doses prescribed in 2006, to 131 million in the U.S. today, according to a national survey done by the consulting firm IMS Health.

"Vicodin is the most prescribed opioid mainly because it's been incorrectly scheduled as a class III rather than a II," says Andrew Kolodny, Chair of Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in New York. "Many states have prescribing regulations linked to DEA scheduling. But it is no less abusable or addictive than Oxycodone or heroin."

Who is prescribing all that Vicodin? More than 600,000 doctors, from surgeons to podiatrists, are licensed by the Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe the drug.

Experts say most of those prescriptions are unnecessary.

The United States makes up only 4.6 percent of the world's population, but consumes 80 percent of its opioids -- and 99 percent of the world's hydrocodone, the opiate that is in Vicodin.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 03, 2013, 01:33:19 pm
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/05/22/why-suicide-has-become-and-epidemic-and-what-we-can-do-to-help.html
The Suicide Epidemic
5/22/2013

...
The world’s most depressing spreadsheet. There are as many intentional ways to die as there are people to imagine them, and we saw more of all of them: an almost 20 percent rise in the annual suicide rate, a 30 percent jump in the sheer number of people who died, at least 400,000 casualties in a decade—about the same toll as World War II and Korea combined.
...
This year, America is likely to reach a grim milestone: the 40,000th death by suicide, the highest annual total on record, and one reached years ahead of what would be expected by population growth alone. We blew past an even bigger milestone revealed in November, when a study lead by Ian Rockett, an epidemiologist at West Virginia University, showed that suicide had become the leading cause of “injury death” in America. As the CDC noted again this spring, suicide outpaces the rate of death on the road—and for that matter anywhere else people accidentally harm themselves. Somewhere Ralph Nader is smiling, but the takeaway is darkly profound: we’ve become our own greatest danger.

This development evades simple explanation. The shift in suicides began long before the recession, for example, and although the changes accelerated after 2007, when the unemployment rate began to rise, no more than a quarter of those new suicides have been tied to joblessness, according to researchers. Guns aren’t all to blame either, since the suicide rate has grown even as the portion of suicides by firearm has remained stable.

The fact is, self-harm has become a worldwide concern. This emerged in the new Global Burden of Disease report, published in The Lancet this past December. It’s the largest ever effort to document what ails, injures, and exterminates the species. But allow me to save you the reading. Humankind’s biggest health problem is humankind.
...
Throughout the developed world, for example, self-harm is now the leading cause of death for people 15 to 49, surpassing all cancers and heart disease.
...
The suicide rate for Americans 45 to 64 has jumped more than 30 percent in the last decade, according to the new CDC report, and it’s possible to slice the data even more finely than they did. Among white, middle-aged men, the rate has jumped by more than 50 percent, according to a Newsweek analysis of the public data. If these guys were to create a breakaway territory, it would have the highest suicide rate in the world. In wealthy countries, suicide is the leading cause of death for men in their 40s, a top-five killer of men in their 50s, and the burden of suicide has increased by double digits in both groups since 1990.

The situation is even more dramatic for white, middle-aged women, who experienced a 60 percent rise in suicide in that same period, a shift accompanied by a comparable increase in emergency-room visits for drug-related (usually prescription-drug-related) attempts to die. In a sad twist, they often make a bid for death using the same medicine that was supposed to turn them back toward life. And the picture is equally grim for women in high-income countries, where self-harm trails only breast cancer as a killer of women in their early 40s—and has become the leading killer of women in their 30s. “In the middle of the journey of our life / I found myself in a dark wood,” begins Dante’s epic tour of hell. He wouldn’t have to change the line today.
...
That means that the last decade isn’t just a statistical blip, a function of a bad recession, unlocked gun cases, or an aging counterculture. It’s much darker, and deeper than all that. This is the “new epidemiology of suicide,” as Phillips puts it, one where the tectonic changes of the last decade—socially, culturally, economically—have created a heavy burden of suicide, growing heavier by the year. “The baby-boomer generation,” Phillips writes in her new paper on boomers, “may be the tip of the iceberg.”
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Title: Study disputes link between combat and suicide
Post by: ActionWars on August 06, 2013, 08:15:47 pm
Study disputes link between combat and suicide
msn news | By Lindsey Tanner   of Associated Press

Depression and other mental illness, alcohol abuse and being male were all linked to self-inflected deaths among current and former military members.

CHICAGO — Combat appears to have little or no influence on suicide rates among U.S. troops and veterans, according to a military study that challenges the conventional thinking about war's effects on the psyche.

Depression and other types of mental illness, alcohol problems and being male — strong risk factors for suicide among civilians — were all linked to self-inflicted deaths among current and former members of the military.

But the researchers found deployment and combat did not raise the risk.

"The findings from this study are not consistent with the assumption that specific deployment-related characteristics, such as length of deployment, number of deployments, or combat experiences, are directly associated" with suicides, the authors wrote.

...

http://news.msn.com/us/study-disputes-link-between-combat-and-suicide (http://news.msn.com/us/study-disputes-link-between-combat-and-suicide)

Title: Re: Study disputes link between combat and suicide
Post by: Geolibertarian on August 07, 2013, 01:51:04 am
Do the authors of this "study" have financial ties with the banker-owned war machine?

The answer, of course, is yes they do.

So is it any wonder they absolved their ruling class masters of guilt?
Title: Re: Study disputes link between combat and suicide
Post by: iamc2 on August 07, 2013, 04:43:50 am
 I dispute this bogus study.

These men and women coming home from 2,3,4, tours of duty [hell!], can not cope with all of the Death, Horror, Destruction; and the fact that they have killed innocent men, women and children---and this haunts them deep in their minds and then they end this suffering, by suicide.

 If our young men and women were not subjected to this moral conflict: Well they would still be alive: just as those that are dead from illegal wars.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on December 23, 2013, 12:58:39 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5X5oAcD2Tg
Crisis & Collapse Cause Increased Suicides Economic Monitor 2013 - 2014
Published on Nov 24, 2013 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2qQ7LfcH_o
Suicide rate growing in Italy over economic woes
Published on Nov 28, 2013 

On Tuesday in Sicily, a man who was 10,000 euros in debt doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire. The flames reached his wife and daughter and caused them serious burns. In another incident, an entrepreneur from the town of Avellino, in the Campania region, hanged himself on Sunday because he was overridden by debts. Hardly a day goes by without reports of new suicide attempts or violent episodes linked to the grave recession that has been staggering Italy for over two years. Italy's Observatory of Health recently warned that the number of suicides that can be linked to economic factors has increased by 20 to 30 per cent in the last four years


http://prorevnews.blogspot.com/2013/12/major-increase-in-middle-aged-suicides.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+prorevfeed+(UNDERNEWS)

December 23, 2013

Major increase in middle aged suicides

NY Times - Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the past decade, prompting concern that a generation of baby boomers who have faced years of economic worry and easy access to prescription painkillers may be particularly vulnerable to self-inflicted harm.

More people now die of suicide than in car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which published the findings in Friday’s issue of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In 2010 there were 33,687 deaths from motor vehicle crashes and 38,364 suicides.

Suicide has typically been viewed as a problem of teenagers and the elderly, and the surge in suicide rates among middle-aged Americans is surprising.
...


http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_12_21/Young-Iranian-immigrant-burns-himself-to-death-in-Athens-1239/
21 December 2013, 18:25   

Young Iranian immigrant burns himself to death in Athens

A young man has committed suicide by self-immolation at a crossroads in central Athens.

The incident took place at about 7 am local time. Eyewitnesses say the man doused himself in petrol and set on fire. Police tried but failed to save him. He was pronounced dead on arrival in hospital.

Officers found a wallet with the man’s papers at the self-immolation site. He was a 28-year-old immigrant from Iran.


http://www.walb.com/global/story.asp?s=11817548

Experts concerned suicides could increase
Posted: Jan 13, 2010 2:05 PM PST Updated: Jan 16, 2010 2:46 PM PST
...
Psychologist Dr. Cheryl Kaiser says the bad weather combined with the bad economy and high unemployment, and the suicides could become more common.

 Kaiser said "I am always worried that when the economy is in an unstable type of position, that people will respond in very permanent ways."

Police acknowledge that the number of domestic dispute calls has increased greatly, and officers are being warned about the danger to themselves and the public.

Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek said "When you've got tough economic times, you've got bad weather, you've got a number of external factors, yes it's something we try to make our officers very, very aware of."

There are warning signs that people are having suicidal thoughts.

Kaiser said "If someone starts to withdraw or they are expressing concerns of hopelessness or helplessness, those are some of the most important signs of suicidality if someone is depressed."
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: chris jones on December 25, 2013, 11:49:14 am
Harvard med study:When compared with a placebo, all antidepressants, including SSRIs, seem to double the risk of suicidal thinking, from 1%–2% to 2%–4%, in both children and adults.
 
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 10, 2014, 01:58:01 pm
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/10/suicide-veterans-rates-high-prevention/4393547/
Suicides of young vets top those of active-duty troops
Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY 11:17 a.m. EST January 10, 2014

Whatever torment has driven troops to commit suicide in historically high numbers is following them as they leave the service, according to data released by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Young veterans just out of the service and receiving health care from the government committed suicide at nearly three times the rate of active-duty troops in recent years, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

VA officials say the data show that severe personal issues driving self-destructive tendencies for those in uniform follow them when they leave the military. The figures were released through a USA TODAY public records request.

"The rates ... are honestly alarming. This group of young veterans appears to be in some trouble," says Janet Kemp, head of the department's suicide prevention program.

The Army has struggled with suicide among active-duty troops more than other service branches during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the risk persists after soldiers return to civilian life.

Veterans ages 18-24 enrolled in the VA's health program killed themselves at a rate of 46 per 100,000 in 2009 and nearly 80 per 100,000 in 2011, the latest year of data available, according to the figures.

Non-veterans of the same age had a suicide rate during 2009 and 2010, the most recent data available, of about 20 per 100,000, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

...
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 04, 2014, 11:22:05 am
From Drudge: ( this new pope seems to be trying ... )


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_REL_VATICAN_POVERTY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-02-04-08-13-33
Feb 4, 2014 8:13 AM EST
Pope: 'unjust' unemployment can mean sin, suicide

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis says that "unjust" social conditions like unemployment can lead to sin, financial ruin and even suicide.

Francis discussed three types of destitution - material, moral and spiritual - in his first message for Lent, the solemn period leading up to Holy Week and Easter, that was released Tuesday.

Moral destitution, he said, "consists of slavery to vice and sin" such as alcohol, drugs, gambling and pornography.

He noted that sometimes "unjust social conditions" like unemployment lead to this type of destitution by depriving people of the dignity of work and access to education and health care.

"In such cases, moral destitution can be considered impending suicide."

The pope has frequently railed about the excesses of capitalism and income disparity, and the Lenten document echoed that message.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 26, 2014, 12:24:12 pm
New high jump record in SF/Marin - Butterfly net coming soon

http://news.yahoo.com/golden-gate-bridge-hits-milestone-2013-46-suicides-021518360--sector.html
Golden Gate Bridge hits milestone in 2013 with 46 suicides
By Alex Dobuzinskis

(Reuters) - San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge marked a milestone in 2013 as 46 people leaped to their deaths in what appears to be the deadliest year for suicides at the California landmark, a watchdog group said on Tuesday.

The Bridge Rail Foundation, which tracks fatalities at the 4,200-foot-long (1,280-meter) span, said the high number of suicides demonstrates the need for a safety net to be installed to make it more difficult for would-be jumpers to take their own lives there.
...
A spokeswoman for the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, Mary Currie, confirmed that 46 people had committed suicide at the bridge last year, the highest annual total since at least 2000, when she began keeping an unofficial count.

Currie said police officers or others had intervened to stop another 118 people from leaping off the span in 2013.

Whitmer said last year's suicide tally, up from 33 in 2012, was the "highest we can confirm" since the bridge was built in 1937, adding that the previous record was believed to be 40 or 41 in a single year. An analysis published by the San Francisco Chronicle found 40 suicides occurred at the Golden Gate in 1977.
...
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Geniocrat on February 26, 2014, 06:29:26 pm
Suicide is now one of the top ten causes of death AND White middle age men in the U.S. are killing themselves:

http://economiccrisis.us/2010/08/rising-suicide-rate-worldwide-linked-economic-crisis-expert/
Rising suicide rate worldwide linked to economic crisis, experts say - Aug 2010
...
Mental health experts say the sour economy has turned what usually manifests as seasonal blues into a full-blown crisis. The fear of losing one’s job and pressures caused by a downturn in business, demotion or pension plan cutbacks can be bad for mental health and therefore increase suicide risk.
...

Japan is already home to one of the highest rates of suicide in the industrialised world, with an estimated 30,000 killing themselves every year. Amid deepening fears of a global recession, the rate is expected to surge even higher, fuelled by the growing prospect of job losses, decreased financial security and a rise in social dissatisfaction.

A recent study from Flinders University in Australia concluded that the suicide rate amongst Australian farmers was around 50%  higher than the rest of the population. “Relationships are one of the greatest supports for suicidal people,” Laura Kennan, Australian expert say. And finances have an impact on relationships.”

In the US, Men and women between 45 and 54 years old have the highest suicide rates in the country among nine different age groups as economy tanks and GOP blocks jobless benefits.

Women seek help for suicidal thoughts more often than men and added that “acknowledging the problem” was a crucial step to getting help.

But while suicides increased slightly in 2006 and 2007 across the United States, researchers noted suicide rates for people in their 40s and 50s have been steadily growing over the last decade.

http://www.worldcrunch.com/greece-depression-and-suicide-rate-rising-face-economic-crisis-national-shame/3350
Greece: Depression And Suicide Rate Rising In Face Of Economic Crisis, National Shame
Unemployment, economic hardship, and the shame of being considered Europe’s black sheep – the Greek have never been so dispirited. And the number of cases of clinical depression and suicides is soaring.

While the rest of Europe may be tormented by the thought of having to cough up ever more money to bail out Athens, the once carefree Greeks are getting more depressed by the day. Psychiatrists say that the economic crisis has triggered a 25 to 30% increase in the number of patients seeking their help.
...

[ Notice that the Bankers are checking the effects of their work: ]

http://healthland.time.com/2011/04/25/why-the-happiest-states-have-the-highest-suicide-rates/
Why the Happiest States Have the Highest Suicide Rates
By Maia Szalavitz Monday, April 25, 2011
...
Economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the University of Warwick in England and Hamilton College in New York examined life satisfaction scores provided by 2.3 million Americans state by state, and comparing these with state suicide rates.

Utah, for example, ranks highest in life satisfaction — but also has the ninth highest suicide rate in the U.S.
The No. 2 happiest state is Hawaii, which comes in fifth for suicides.

New York, in contrast, comes in 45th in life satisfaction but has America's lowest suicide rate.

http://articles.philly.com/2011-04-13/news/29413955_1_suicide-rate-military-suicides-suicide-prevention
Suicide rate is slowly rising
April 13, 2011 |By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
...
societal trends are well-known:

elderly people commit suicide at rates that are 50 percent higher than young people,
whites nearly three times more than blacks,
men nearly four times more than women
...
The difference represents only a few thousand deaths nationwide, adding up to a change in rate from 10.9 per 100,000 population (in 2004, 2005, 2006) to 11.7 per 100,000 (in 2009, based on very preliminary data).
But that was enough to move suicide into the list of top 10 killers,
down from No. 11 (blood infections) for the first time since classifications changed in 1999.
...

Perhaps the most dramatic trend is not new but has now continued to increase for a decade:

The suicide rate among ages 45 to 64 grew 28 percent between 1999 and 2009, surpassing what for years was the most suicide-prone demographic, the elderly.

Unemployment and financial anxieties could play a role [duhh] . And they tend to go along with factors such as substance abuse and family problems that also are known to affect suicide.



People would rather kill themselves then vote 3rd parties and fix things.

COWARDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 08, 2014, 12:45:14 pm
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58498036-68/death-rate-rates-suicide.html.csp
Americans living longer as most death rates fall
But suicide rate highest since 1987.
By MIKE STOBBE
| The Associated Press
First Published Oct 07 2014 09:30 pm • Last Updated Oct 07 2014 09:40 pm    
   
New York • Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.
 
Rates also fell for most of the leading causes of death with one exception — the suicide rate reached its highest point in 25 years. That figure has been increasing since 2000 and "it’s really hard to say why," said Robert Anderson, who oversees the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control branch that issued the report Wednesday.
...
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: chris jones on October 08, 2014, 06:53:24 pm
I passed thro
            Screwed that post up..
The talk from folks who had been in Guina, flat out told me the people in general didn't seem on track, mucked up..
 One couple told me they wouldn't drink the water while there, they were seriously intimidated- convinced the water was chemically compromised.. Just conversation, no backup.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on November 14, 2014, 11:23:17 am
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/11/14/Colombian-Archbishop-Turns-to-Exorcism-to-Combat-Suicide-Increase
Colombian Archbishop Turns to Exorcism to Combat Suicide Increase
by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.  14 Nov 2014, 8:44 AM PDT

Archbishop Flavio Calle Zapata, of Ibagué, Colombia, has instructed local parishes to offer an exorcism prayer because of the alarming increase in suicides in his archdiocese.

During the year 2014, seventy people have committed suicide in the region, and violence has also been on the rise.

Last Sunday, the archdiocese sponsored a “day of exorcism.” The Archbishop said that in today’s world “there is a culture of permissiveness” and what disturbs us “is that Satanism has also spread among our young people.”

The Archbishop said that “in all the churches of the archdiocese of Ibagué and the diocese of Espinal, the prayer of Pope Leo XIII has been recited, asking St. Michael the Archangel to defend families and young people from demonic temptations and attacks on life.”

Pope Francis has spoken out frequently about the devil, insisting that he is “not a myth” and that “we have to fights him.”
...
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: chris jones on November 14, 2014, 08:46:01 pm
Tahoe's quote.Pope Francis has spoken out frequently about the devil, insisting that he is “not a myth” and that “we have to fights him.”

 He is not a myth, but no horns and a tail. Plenty of titles, suit and tie, Masquerades and a line of Sh**t that would sink a ship.
 Rolling stone song, a" man of wealth and fame".
 I respect the fact the pope admits evil exists, being up front he is well aware as to spearheads the abomination but as any other position of high profile he will not , therefor ( just in my opinion ), he is playing "A" political.
P.S.. No offense meant to Catholics, it just irritates me the Vatican has a mile of secret books, scrolls, records, why a secret-eyes only?
 I mention this simply because secret society's are mentioned daily, this kinda reminds me of secrets.
 What the heck didn't the Christ want us to know, or was it the circle of holy men.  People have said it is to preserve them, that's a line of BS, with today's technology they could be photoed and distributed to the peons without being blemished.
 They won't be.................Sorry off track a tad- But have you folks ever wondered why?
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 23, 2015, 02:27:32 pm
http://www.usnews.com/news/newsgram/articles/2014/10/08/us-suicides-hit-highest-rate-in-25-years
U.S. Suicides Hit Highest Rate in 25 Years
But life expectancy reaches an all-time high at 78.8 years.
By Casey Leins

Oct. 8, 2014 | 3:54 p.m. EDT

“We continue to follow the pattern that we have been seeing for a few decades, where life expectancy is gradually increasing and death rates from the leading causes of death are decreasing,” Elizabeth Arias, a CDC demographer told Bloomberg News.

Despite these promising findings, researchers found the rate for suicide increased 2.4 percent. This is the highest it’s been in more than 25 years, The Associated Press reported. The suicide rate is now 12.6 suicide deaths per 100,000 Americans, which is close to the rate of 12.8 in 1987.
...
Some research indicates that suicide rates increase during tough economic times, yet the report showed increases in suicides before, during and after the 2007-2009 recession, said the AP
...
Out of all the top ten causes of death, which remained the same from 2011 the 2012, suicide was the only one that increased. Cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, influenza and kidney disease all dropped. The death rates for unintentional injuries remained the same
...

1 in 3 Americans on verge of financial ruin
23 February 2015
, by Catey Hill (MarketWatch)
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/1-in-3-americans-on-verge-of-financial-ruin-2015-02-23

The rich keep getting richer. The rest of us aren’t so lucky.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: larsonstdoc on February 23, 2015, 02:45:05 pm
http://www.usnews.com/news/newsgram/articles/2014/10/08/us-suicides-hit-highest-rate-in-25-years
U.S. Suicides Hit Highest Rate in 25 Years
But life expectancy reaches an all-time high at 78.8 years.
By Casey Leins

Oct. 8, 2014 | 3:54 p.m. EDT

“We continue to follow the pattern that we have been seeing for a few decades, where life expectancy is gradually increasing and death rates from the leading causes of death are decreasing,” Elizabeth Arias, a CDC demographer told Bloomberg News.

Despite these promising findings, researchers found the rate for suicide increased 2.4 percent. This is the highest it’s been in more than 25 years, The Associated Press reported. The suicide rate is now 12.6 suicide deaths per 100,000 Americans, which is close to the rate of 12.8 in 1987.
...
Some research indicates that suicide rates increase during tough economic times, yet the report showed increases in suicides before, during and after the 2007-2009 recession, said the AP
...
Out of all the top ten causes of death, which remained the same from 2011 the 2012, suicide was the only one that increased. Cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, influenza and kidney disease all dropped. The death rates for unintentional injuries remained the same
...


  Just wait until there's an EMP Attack and people can't use their internet/Facebook.  Hundreds of 1000s jumping out of windows.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 06, 2015, 12:49:07 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3151003/The-boys-dead-Tragic-text-message-husband-sent-estranged-wife-day-shot-dead-two-sons-ages-2-8-killing-himself.html
'The boys are dead and so am I': Chilling last text husband sent his estranged wife the day he shot dead their two sons, aged 2 and 7, before killing himself

Ashley Deane's sons Austin, 2, and Jacob, 7, were shot in a murder-suicide
Ashley, 28, and husband Robertson White Deane, 36, had recently separated and she was living with the boys at her grandfather's house
On November 8, 2014, she dropped the boys off with their father to spend a weekend with a girlfriend in Sacramento
While shopping in an Ikea, she got a text message from her estranged husband saying the boys were dead 
Ashley is now speaking out to raise awareness of depression, which her husband suffered from

By Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
Published: 09:34 EST, 6 July 2015  | Updated: 11:42 EST, 6 July 2015


Eight months after losing her husband and two young sons in a murder-suicide, a Nevada mother is speaking out about the afternoon that changed her life forever.

The last time Ashley Deane, 28, saw her seven-year-old son Jacob and two-year-old son Austin was November 8, 2014, when she dropped the boys off with their father for the weekend.

Ashley and Robertson White Deane, 36, had decided to separate, and she had been living with the boys at her grandfather's house for the previous four days.

'I could hear the boys playing inside' Ashley tells the Reno Gazette-Journal. 'I didn't want to upset them with leaving so I didn't say goodbye.'

....

While Ashley gave her husband a hug before leaving, she says that they got into an argument over text message as she drove away for a weekend with a girlfriend in Sacramento.

As their conversation turned more and more heated, Ashley grew worried about her husband and called her mom to go over to the house and check on the boys.

Then she put down her phone and ignored a text message from Rob. She was in an Ikea in Sacramento eight minutes later when she finally picked up her phone and saw the message, which read: 'The boys are dead and so am I

...
'It was 911 in Sacramento so they were trying to connect me to Reno but it was all so confusing.'

By the time police showed up at the Deane family home just after 4pm, it was too late.

The two boys were found shot to death in the bathroom.

In the master bedroom, their father's body was laying on the ground two feet away from a silver revolver.

All three suffered single gunshot wounds to the head.
...
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/07/06/15/2A4687AB00000578-3151003-image-a-20_1436192423182.jpg)

Loving father: Deane says that while her husband struggled with depression, he was always happy around his children. Above pictures of Rob Deane with son Jacob

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3151003/The-boys-dead-Tragic-text-message-husband-sent-estranged-wife-day-shot-dead-two-sons-ages-2-8-killing-himself.html#ixzz3f8QywjyF
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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: larsonstdoc on July 06, 2015, 01:20:15 pm
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  PICTURE FROM THE ARTICLE.....

  If a person commits suicide, that is their decision.  But why do they kill their beautiful children?

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/07/06/15/2A4687DE00000578-3151003-image-a-5_1436191747532.jpg)
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: One Revelator on July 06, 2015, 04:32:12 pm
We don't know the nature of the heated conversation. Careless words spoken at an inopportune time can kill people.

Somebody that's suicidal is usually in a deep state of despair coupled with anger. They have been robbed of all hope and they perceive no reason to be here. Rational thoughts have been replaced with flaring emotions.

No mystery to anybody that has been there in their life. Easy to see in hindsight. Impossible to see while in the middle of it.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on July 06, 2015, 04:50:33 pm
We don't know the nature of the heated conversation. Careless words spoken at an inopportune time can kill people.

Somebody that's suicidal is usually in a deep state of despair coupled with anger. They have been robbed of all hope and they perceive no reason to be here. Rational thoughts have been replaced with flaring emotions.

No mystery to anybody that has been there in their life. Easy to see in hindsight. Impossible to see while in the middle of it.


note that this occurred in the suicide belt of the west ... nothing of economics were mentioned ....  no job loss or anything


http://en.fairmormon.org/Utah/Statistical_claims/Suicide_rate_among_Mormons
Note that the intermountain and western US has consistently higher suicide rates than most other states. The "suicide belt" shown here has been noted, however, since at least the 1980s (see Seiden, "Death in the West," (1984) cited below in endnotes). Source of data:McIntosh (2004), cited below. Map by Mike Parker for FAIR, © 2007.
Title: Re: Study disputes link between combat and suicide
Post by: iamc2 on July 06, 2015, 05:00:03 pm
I dispute this bogus study.

These men and women coming home from 2,3,4, tours of duty [hell!], can not cope with all of the Death, Horror, Destruction; and the fact that they have killed innocent men, women and children---and this haunts them deep in their minds and then they end this suffering, by suicide.

 If our young men and women were not subjected to this moral conflict: Well they would still be alive: just as those that are dead from illegal wars.
The system is 'Rigged' for all Folks to contemplate/and/commit Suicide! [Wars do it; and Pharma Drugs do it; and Schools teach how to do it!]

The New World Nazis Love Death and Not life: Thus Suicide is an easy way out for MURDER at the hands of KILLER Rat Maggot Nazis!
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: jerryweaver on July 06, 2015, 05:05:14 pm
Brain Waves are being affected by
HAARP                                          1hr Theta Binaural Beat Session (7hz) ~ Pure  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66tq9xji0xA

http://www.haarp.net/mindcontrol.htm

earth is wrapped in a donut shaped magnetic field. Circular lines of flux continuously descend into the North Pole and emerge from the South Pole. The ionosphere, an electromagnetic-wave conductor, 100 kms above the earth, consists of a layer of electrically charged particles acting as a shield from solar winds. Natural waves are related to the electrical activity in the atmosphere and are thought to be caused by multiple lightning storms. Collectively, these waves are called ‘The Schumann Resonance´, the current strongest at 7.8 Hz. These are quasi-standing extremely low frequency (ELF) waves that naturally exist in the earth´s ‘electromagnetic´ cavity, the space between the ground and the ionosphere. These ‘earth brainwaves´ are identical to the spectrum of our brainwaves.

(1 hertz = 1 cycle per second, 1 Khz = 1000, 1 Mhz =1 million. A 1 Hertz wave is 186,000 miles long, 10 Hz is 18,600 miles. Radio-waves move at the speed of light.)

The Creator designed living beings to resonate to this natural frequency pulsation in order to evolve harmoniously. The ionosphere is being manipulated by US govt. scientists using an Alaskan transmitter called HAARP, (High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) which sends focused radiated power to heat up sections of the ionosphere, which bounces power down again. ELF waves from HAARP when targeted on areas can weather-engineer and create mood changes affecting millions. The intended wattage is 1,700 billion watts of power. A former govt. insider deduced they want to flip the world upside down. 64 elements in the ground modulate, with variation, the geomagnetic waves naturally coming from the ground.

n 1963 Dr Robert Becker explored effects of external magnetic-fields on brainwaves showing a relationship between psychiatric admissions and solar magnetic storms. He exposed volunteers to pulsed magnetic-fields similar to magnetic-storms, and found a similar response. US 60 Hz electric power ELF waves vibrate at the same frequency as the human brain. UK 50 Hz electricity emissions depress the thyroid.

Dr Andrija Puharich in the 50´s/60´s, found clairvoyant´s brainwaves became 8 Hz when their powers were operative. He saw an Indian Yogi in 1956 controlling his brainwaves, deliberately shifting his consciousness from one level to another. Puharich trained people with bio-feedback to do this consciously, making 8 Hz waves. A healer made 8 Hz waves pass into a patient, healing their heart trouble, her brain emitting 8 Hz . One person emitting a certain frequency can make another also resonate to the same frequency.

Our brains are extremely vulnerable to any technology which sends out ELF waves, because they immediately start resonating to the outside signal by a kind of tuning-fork effect. Puharich experimented discovering 7.83 Hz (earth´s pulse rate) made a person ‘feel good´ producing an altered-state. 10.80 Hz causes riotious behaviour and 6.6 Hz causes depression. Puharich made ELF waves change RNA and DNA, breaking hydrogen bonds to make a person have a higher vibratory rate. He wanted to go beyond the psychic 8 Hz brainwave and attract psi phenomena. James Hurtak, who once worked for Puharich, also wrote in his book The Keys of Enoch that ultra-violet caused hydrogen bonds to break and this raised the vibratory rate.

Puharich presented the mental effects of ELF waves to military leaders but they would not believe him. He gave this information to certain dignitaries of other Western nations. The US govt burned down his home in New York to shut him up and he fled to Mexico. However Russians discovered which ELF frequencies did what to the human brain and began zapping the US Embassy in Moscow on 4 July 1976 with electromagnetic-waves, varying the signal, including focusing on 10 Hz. (10 Hz puts people into a hypnotic state, Russians and North Koreans use this in portable mind-control machines to extract confessions.

Found also in an American church to help the congregation believe!) This Russian "Woodpecker" signal was traveling across the world from a transmitter near Kiev. The US Air Force identified 5 different frequencies in this compound harmonic Woodpecker was sending through the earth and atmosphere. Nikola Tesla revealed in 1901 power could be transmitted through the ground using ELF waves. Nothing stops or weakens these signals. The Russians retrieved Tesla´s papers when they were returned to Yugoslavia after his death.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/5m2ks

Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: iamc2 on July 06, 2015, 05:18:35 pm
Brain Waves are being affected by
HAARP                                          1hr Theta Binaural Beat Session (7hz) ~ Pure  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66tq9xji0xA

http://www.haarp.net/mindcontrol.htm

earth is wrapped in a donut shaped magnetic field. Circular lines of flux continuously descend into the North Pole and emerge from the South Pole. The ionosphere, an electromagnetic-wave conductor, 100 kms above the earth, consists of a layer of electrically charged particles acting as a shield from solar winds. Natural waves are related to the electrical activity in the atmosphere and are thought to be caused by multiple lightning storms. Collectively, these waves are called ‘The Schumann Resonance´, the current strongest at 7.8 Hz. These are quasi-standing extremely low frequency (ELF) waves that naturally exist in the earth´s ‘electromagnetic´ cavity, the space between the ground and the ionosphere. These ‘earth brainwaves´ are identical to the spectrum of our brainwaves.

(1 hertz = 1 cycle per second, 1 Khz = 1000, 1 Mhz =1 million. A 1 Hertz wave is 186,000 miles long, 10 Hz is 18,600 miles. Radio-waves move at the speed of light.)

The Creator designed living beings to resonate to this natural frequency pulsation in order to evolve harmoniously. The ionosphere is being manipulated by US govt. scientists using an Alaskan transmitter called HAARP, (High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) which sends focused radiated power to heat up sections of the ionosphere, which bounces power down again. ELF waves from HAARP when targeted on areas can weather-engineer and create mood changes affecting millions. The intended wattage is 1,700 billion watts of power. A former govt. insider deduced they want to flip the world upside down. 64 elements in the ground modulate, with variation, the geomagnetic waves naturally coming from the ground.

n 1963 Dr Robert Becker explored effects of external magnetic-fields on brainwaves showing a relationship between psychiatric admissions and solar magnetic storms. He exposed volunteers to pulsed magnetic-fields similar to magnetic-storms, and found a similar response. US 60 Hz electric power ELF waves vibrate at the same frequency as the human brain. UK 50 Hz electricity emissions depress the thyroid.

Dr Andrija Puharich in the 50´s/60´s, found clairvoyant´s brainwaves became 8 Hz when their powers were operative. He saw an Indian Yogi in 1956 controlling his brainwaves, deliberately shifting his consciousness from one level to another. Puharich trained people with bio-feedback to do this consciously, making 8 Hz waves. A healer made 8 Hz waves pass into a patient, healing their heart trouble, her brain emitting 8 Hz . One person emitting a certain frequency can make another also resonate to the same frequency.

Our brains are extremely vulnerable to any technology which sends out ELF waves, because they immediately start resonating to the outside signal by a kind of tuning-fork effect. Puharich experimented discovering 7.83 Hz (earth´s pulse rate) made a person ‘feel good´ producing an altered-state. 10.80 Hz causes riotious behaviour and 6.6 Hz causes depression. Puharich made ELF waves change RNA and DNA, breaking hydrogen bonds to make a person have a higher vibratory rate. He wanted to go beyond the psychic 8 Hz brainwave and attract psi phenomena. James Hurtak, who once worked for Puharich, also wrote in his book The Keys of Enoch that ultra-violet caused hydrogen bonds to break and this raised the vibratory rate.

Puharich presented the mental effects of ELF waves to military leaders but they would not believe him. He gave this information to certain dignitaries of other Western nations. The US govt burned down his home in New York to shut him up and he fled to Mexico. However Russians discovered which ELF frequencies did what to the human brain and began zapping the US Embassy in Moscow on 4 July 1976 with electromagnetic-waves, varying the signal, including focusing on 10 Hz. (10 Hz puts people into a hypnotic state, Russians and North Koreans use this in portable mind-control machines to extract confessions.

Found also in an American church to help the congregation believe!) This Russian "Woodpecker" signal was traveling across the world from a transmitter near Kiev. The US Air Force identified 5 different frequencies in this compound harmonic Woodpecker was sending through the earth and atmosphere. Nikola Tesla revealed in 1901 power could be transmitted through the ground using ELF waves. Nothing stops or weakens these signals. The Russians retrieved Tesla´s papers when they were returned to Yugoslavia after his death.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/5m2ks
Spot On Mate  8)...the ELF's are contributing to folks taking their own lives---and HAARP is adding to the problem and is a big part of it!

...nice info mate  8)
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: One Revelator on July 06, 2015, 05:40:02 pm

note that this occurred in the suicide belt of the west ... nothing of economics were mentioned ....  no job loss or anything


http://en.fairmormon.org/Utah/Statistical_claims/Suicide_rate_among_Mormons
Note that the intermountain and western US has consistently higher suicide rates than most other states. The "suicide belt" shown here has been noted, however, since at least the 1980s (see Seiden, "Death in the West," (1984) cited below in endnotes). Source of data:McIntosh (2004), cited below. Map by Mike Parker for FAIR, © 2007.

Economics isn't necessarily a factor. There are miserable rich people and content, happy poor people.

Some of the most robust people see themselves as fulfilling an important, meaningful purpose higher than themselves.

Another influence is busyness. If, in the midwest, people have time to reflect, it could be a good thing for them or a bad thing for them, depending on the person.

Generally, the east coast city lifestyle keeps people so jammed up with tasks that they don't have time to reflect. They're the ones that quickly call independent researchers “conspiracy theorists” because not everybody has time to just drop everything, go read an entire encyclopedia, and get back to you on that. This, incidentally, is one of the military's ways of dealing with suicide. Unfortunately the technique of distraction has a shelf life. It deals with the symptom, but not the cause.

Then there's the spiritual side of it. I'm hearing more stories these days of people that were close to doing this seeing things that could not be explained...

When I look at that part of the country, there's something weird about the 4 corners area. Bizarreness in Denver, Roswell aliens, Burning Man festivals, Vegas (self proclaimed “Sin City”), stories of archaeological finds that get memory-holed. Phil Schnieder and Jordan Maxwell both having an encounter with something in that area identified as evil. There was a guy that showed up on this forum a couple of years ago talking about something down the holes in the desert.

I don't see that particular brand of weirdness toward the east coast.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: jerryweaver on July 06, 2015, 06:05:27 pm
What Svali says resonates with me.  Myself and folks I expose to this information we talk about on alternative media have trouble dealing with the betrayal etc.. I know a few people whole have gone bonkers and some take their own lives over the mess.
Belonging to this forum is real helpful as well as faith and a relationship with God.
Folks are slowly able to come to grips with our collective situation and some can't handle reality.
http://svalispeaks.com/?p=174

Chapter Eleven: Suicidal Programming

I have decided to write an entire chapter about suicidal programming, since it is often the most dangerous programming that the survivor will face during their healing process. ALL ILLUMINATI SURVIVORS WILL HAVE SUICIDAL PROGRAMMING PROTECTING THEIR SYSTEMS. I emphasized this to also reiterate the need for good therapy and a strong support system for the survivor.

The Illuminati know and realize that with time, individuals in their group may start to question what they are doing. Or they may become disenchanted with their role. They may even desire to leave the group or try to dismantle their own programming.

The trainers are well aware of this possibility and to prevent this, will always program in suicidality. The suicidality, or suicidal programming, may surround one or more systems internally. It may be layered into more than one system.

From earliest childhood, survivors have been conditioned to believe that they would rather die than leave their “family” (the Illuminati group). This is the core, or basis of suicidal programming. It will be closely linked to loyalty to one’s family as well as the group (remember, this is a generational group and leaving it may mean giving up contact with one’s parents, spouse, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and children, as well as close friends). These people will all try to contact the survivor, and try to draw them back into the cult, asking “don’t you love us anymore?”, or even becoming accusatory and hostile if the survivor does not respond the way they wish. The survivor will be told that they are “crazy”. Or delusional. That their family loves them and would never be part of a cult. The family members will all still be amnesic, unless something happens to trigger their own memories.

One of the most frequent suicidal programming sequences placed internally will be “come back or die ” programming. A family member may activate it by telling the survivor that they are missed and their family wants to see them. If the survivor fails to return, the programming will start running. It can only be deactivated by a code word from the person’s trainer or cult contact person. This ensures that they will recontact. If the survivor tries to break this programming, they will need assistance, both internal and external, for safety.

Hospitalization may be needed in a safe facility that understands DID and programming, as well as suicidality, as the alters inside will begin fighting if the person tries to break the programming. They have been programmed to commit suicide, or be shattered internally, or at the very least, severely punished, and are afraid of the repercussions of not obeying. The survivor will need to get to know these internal alters, and reassure them that they no longer need to do their jobs.

Chronometric suicidal programming is another type placed within. This does not need contact with family members to activate. In fact, it is activated automatically after a certain amount of time WITHOUT cult contact. Controller alters and/or punishing alters will have been programmed that if a certain period of time goes without contact with the trainer, they are to commit suicide. They will be told that the only way to prevent this is recontact with the trainer, who knows a command code to halt the program. The time interval may be anywhere from three months to nine months, each system is different. Call back programming may have this type of programming as a back up, to ensure that it is followed through on.

Systems layered programming is a particularly complex form of suicide programming where several systems (up to six at a time), are programmed to fire off suicide programming simultaneously. This always needs hospitalization for the survivor’s safety.

Honor/dishonor programming is common in military systems. In this, the military parts are told that an “honorable and courageous” soldier will take his life, rather than reveal secrets or leave his unit.

“No tell” programming will often be reinforced by suicidal programming.

Access denied programming, which prevents unauthorized access both externally and internally, will often be reinforced by either or both suicidal/homicidal programming.

Almost all suicidal programming is put in place to either ensure continued obedience to the cult’s agenda; to ensure regular recontact; or prevent the individual or an outside person from accessing the person’s system without authorization (i.e. the correct access codes, which the trainers are careful to use at the beginning of each session). It will frequently block therapy, as the survivor will be terrified, and rightly so, of dying if they reveal their internal world, or disclose their history.

Suggestions:First, both the survivor and the therapist need to find out what suicide programming is present (it’s a safe bet it’s there, no need to ask IF it is present). Internal communication, and finding out which alters or fragments hold suicide programming will be important. Physical safety, whether with a safe outside person, or inpatient hospitalization, while working on suicide programming is extremely important, as this programming may either drive the survivor to self destructive behavior, or back to the cult. Dealing with suicide programming assumes that the survivor and therapist have initiated good system communication internally. This is extremely important, since the survivor will need cooperation inside with dismantling suicidality.

Letting alters inside know that they no longer have to do their job, that they can change, may help. Reality orientation, letting them know that if they kill the body, that they will die, may also help (many times, these parts have been deceived into believing that they themselves will not die, if they do their jobs. This means they need to hear the truth). Having controller alters, high alters with pull inside the system, agree to help the therapist dismantle the programming will help. But be aware that SOME INTERNAL SUICIDE SEQUENCES WILL BE PUT IN THAT EVEN CONTROLLERS CANNOT DISMANTLE. Creating a safety committee inside whose main job is to keep the body safe and ask for help if suicidal programming begins to kick in, BEFORE ACTING OUT OCCURS, will also help tremendously.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on April 22, 2016, 12:04:25 pm
U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/22/health/us-suicide-rate-surges-to-a-30-year-high.html?_r=1

WASHINGTON — Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of deep anguish from a group whose suicide rates had been stable or falling since the 1950s.

The suicide rate for middle-aged women, ages 45 to 64, jumped by 63 percent over the period of the study, while it rose by 43 percent for men in that age range, the sharpest increase for males of any age. The overall suicide rate rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, which released the study on Friday.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 03, 2016, 11:46:19 am
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/08c85b511f0245e5ada2db8e3d7c33a5/deaths-despair-overdoses-drinking-suicides-hit-whites
'Deaths of despair' drag life expectancy lower for whites
By MIKE STOBBE
Jun. 3, 2016 8:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism — labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert — are cutting the lives of white Americans short by nearly a half a year on average.

Increases in these types of deaths among whites means that life expectancy for whites is not increasing as fast as it is for other groups, according to a government report that offers an unusual look at how different threats are affecting U.S. lifespans.

"Things are moving in the wrong direction," said Anne Case, a Princeton University researcher, of what she calls "deaths of despair."

Drawing from death certificate data, the new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focuses on what happened to white life expectancy between 2000 and 2014.

The work was a reaction to recent research that suggested drug overdoses and suicides have caused alarming increases in death rates for middle-aged white Americans. The new report, which did not perform the same analysis for blacks and Hispanics, was posted online Friday.

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But then drugs and alcohol subtracted about 4 months from life expectancy, according to Kenneth Kochanek, a CDC statistician who was the report's lead author. No other cause of death had a bigger negative impact, he said.

Increasing suicides had the second largest negative impact, subtracting roughly 6 weeks from white life expectancy. The growing impact of Alzheimer's disease was third, reducing longevity by about 3 weeks.
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[ Are women (or lack of)  driving men to suicide ? Or is it the new World Order Globalist Culture of death? ]

http://www.bcmj.org/articles/silent-epidemic-male-suicide
The silent epidemic of male suicide
 
 Issue: BCMJ, Vol. 53, No. 10, December 2011, page(s) 529-534 Articles
Dan Bilsker, PhD, Jennifer White, EdD

Suicide in men has been des­cribed as a “silent epidemic.”[1] It has a disturbingly high incidence and is a major contributor to men’s mortality.

It has a disturbingly high incidence and is a major contributor to men’s mortality. In British Columbia, suicide is one of the top three causes of mortality among men aged 15 and 44.[2] Among men of all ages in Canada, suicide ranked as the seventh leading cause of death in 2007.[3]

The silence surrounding suicide among men is also striking and warrants comment.

First, there appears to be an overall lack of public awareness regarding the high rates of suicide among men, especially relative to other more highly publicized threats to men’s health, such as HIV/AIDS, that account for far fewer premature deaths among males each year (e.g., in 2005 45 male deaths were attributed to AIDS in Canada in contrast to 2857 male deaths from suicide).[4,5]

Second, while accumulating empirical evidence confirms that men in Western nations consistently die by suicide at higher rates than women[6,7] (with the pattern reversed for nonfatal suicidal behaviors), surprisingly few explanatory frameworks have been developed to account for this persistent pattern.

Third, few preventive efforts or policies specifically targeting male suicide have been developed or evaluated, which further contri­butes to its lack of visibility as a major public health problem. When gender is addressed it is often treated as a static demographic variable as opposed to a culturally mediated social construction that intersects with other diversity markers such as race, sexual orientation, and age in highly complex ways.[8,9]

Finally, given men’s general reluctance to seek help for suicide-related concerns,[7] and the stigma associated with mental health problems in general, it is no surprise that suicide among men is largely invisible.

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Magnitude of the problem
Men have a shockingly high rate of death by suicide compared with wo­men.

Across all countries reporting these data (except China and India) males show a suicide rate that is 3.0 to 7.5 times that of women.[10]

In Canada, the male suicide rate is about three times that of women.[11]  Figure 1 charts the age- and gender-specific incidence of suicide in Canada, based on data from 2001 to 2005. Two patterns are worth noting:

The male suicide rate increases fairly steadily with age, peaking in the late 40s, then falling significantly and rising again in the 80s.
Male rates are greater than female rates at all ages and substantially greater across most of the lifespan.
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[ Suicide in USA highest rate almost ever .... Thx Obama! ! ! ]

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/22/health/us-suicide-rate-surges-to-a-30-year-high.html
U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High
By SABRINA TAVERNISE APRIL 22, 2016

WASHINGTON — Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of deep anguish from a group whose suicide rates had been stable or falling since the 1950s.
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The overall suicide rate rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, which released the study on Friday.

The increases were so widespread that they lifted the nation’s suicide rate to 13 per 100,000 people, the highest since 1986. The rate rose by 2 percent a year starting in 2006, double the annual rise in the earlier period of the study. In all, 42,773 people died from suicide in 2014, compared with 29,199 in 1999.
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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 28, 2016, 10:55:06 am
All according to plan ?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-28/americans-are-dying-faster-millennials-too
 Americans Are Dying Faster. Millennials, Too

People who predict death for a living have some bad news.
...

The latest, best guesses for U.S. lifespans come from a study (PDF) released this month by the Society of Actuaries: The average 65-year-old American man should die a few months short of his 86th birthday, while the average 65-year-old woman gets an additional two years, barely missing age 88.

This new data turns out to be a disappointment. Over the past several years, the health of Americans has deteriorated—particularly that of middle-aged non-Hispanic whites.

Among the culprits are drug overdoses, suicide, alcohol poisoning, and liver disease, according to a Princeton University study issued in December.


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Baby boomers, Generation X, and yes, millennials, are all doing worse
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 04, 2017, 10:54:00 am
Recently a middle age man went postal and committed serial murder and then suicide by cop ....  he was 49, broke and his girlfriend left him ..


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/san-diego-pool-party-gunman-peter-selis-struggling-debt-article-1.3123591
Pool party gunman Peter Selis called ex so she could 'listen in' to attack, wasn't motivated by racism, cops say

The white gunman who opened fire on a group of black partygoers at a San Diego apartment complex Sunday was “despondent” over his love life – not driven by racial hatred, police said Monday.

“The victims were targeted for no other reason than their mere presence in the vicinity of the suspect,” San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said at a midday press conference.


“He was on the lounge chair while he was shooting,” she said. “We do know that he was on the cell phone talking with his ex-girlfriend while he was continuing to shoot.”

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Investigators believe the shooting was a “spontaneous act of violence” and that Selis didn’t know his victims, she said.
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Selis, 49, reportedly began shooting into a crowd of dozens of people attending a pool party at the La Jolla Crossroads Apartments complex around 6 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Four black women, two black men and a Latino man were struck by the gunfire, police said.

One of the women, 35-year-old mother Monique Clark, later died at the hospital and several of the victims were critically injured.

Chief Zimmerman said Monday that the seriously injured victims were all expected to survive.
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(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.3124818.1493670627!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/article-pool-0501.jpg)

 Police said Selis had one registered handgun – a .45 SIG Sauer handgun.

Investigators were still piecing together how many rounds he fired, Chief Zimmerman said at the Monday morning press briefing.

According to court records, Selis was a car mechanic who struggled with massive debt and a failing marriage when he filed for bankruptcy in late 2015.

His filing listed debts of $108,028 and assets of only $14,100. It also referred to a woman living with him at the time as his “estranged wife” and said he worked as a car mechanic at Mossy Ford in San Diego for the prior five years, making $6,224 a month.

He listed a 12-year-old daughter, a 16-year-old son and a 19-year-old on the form filed October 19, 2015.

 Witnesses described Selis as very “relaxed” in the minutes leading up to his deadly spree.

One told Fox5 that Selis “was sitting there with a beer in one hand and a gun in the other.”

The gathering was a birthday party held at the upscale complex near the University of California, San Diego.

A police helicopter arrived first at the scene, and the pilot reported seeing multiple victims on the ground and Selis apparently reloading his firearm in the pool area, the police chief said.

Three officers rushed in on foot and shot Selis dead after he pointed a large-caliber handgun at them, she said.

Selis’ bankruptcy filing listed an address in the massive complex that spans several blocks.

"This is truly a horrific act of violence," San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said at a news conference. "Our entire city, all of our thoughts and prayers, all San Diegans' thoughts and prayers, are with the victims and their families tonight."
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Satyagraha on May 04, 2017, 11:42:28 am
All according to plan ?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-28/americans-are-dying-faster-millennials-too
 Americans Are Dying Faster. Millennials, Too

People who predict death for a living have some bad news.
...

The latest, best guesses for U.S. lifespans come from a study (PDF) released this month by the Society of Actuaries: The average 65-year-old American man should die a few months short of his 86th birthday, while the average 65-year-old woman gets an additional two years, barely missing age 88.

This new data turns out to be a disappointment. Over the past several years, the health of Americans has deteriorated—particularly that of middle-aged non-Hispanic whites.

Among the culprits are drug overdoses, suicide, alcohol poisoning, and liver disease, according to a Princeton University study issued in December.


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Baby boomers, Generation X, and yes, millennials, are all doing worse

Among the causes (I think they missed a few...)
Diabetes
Heart disease
Cancer
Stroke
Side-effects from pharma drugs to 'treat' the above...
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: Geolibertarian on May 04, 2017, 01:19:35 pm
Recently a middle age man went postal and committed serial murder and then suicide by cop ....  he was 49, broke and his girlfriend left him ..

What a punk!

If you're an adult, and you want to end your life, fine, that's your right (http://www.antipsychiatry.org/suicide.htm). The plutocrats, oligarchs and robber barons who own and control our government -- and who are obsessed with eugenics and depopulation -- will, of course, strongly object, but that's only because they don't want the masses of peasants and indentured servants over whom they rule thinking that their lives are their own.

But don't use the fact that you're emotionally troubled as an excuse to physically harm others!

That is not your right.

Nor is it your right to leave a helpless baby crying in the next room. Either sign over custody to a family member or put the poor thing up for adoption (https://lifetimeadoption.com/birthmothers/placing-older-child-adoption/) before doing whatever it is you've decided to do.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 04, 2017, 02:09:49 pm
I see it as a form of mass social/psychological warfare ... we don't know what prescriptions this guy was on .. hmmm... lets see those pills plus booze?  This society is failing the people .. and there is no redress, repair or remedy

http://mentalfloss.com/article/65675/12-unsettling-facts-about-metamorphosis
(https://thecoolinreview.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/franz-kafka-the-metamorphosis.jpg)

It is one of the most enigmatic stories of all time, with an opening sentence that’s unparalleled in all of literature. Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman living in Prague, wakes one morning from troubled dreams to find himself transformed into—what, exactly, isn’t clear, just as any clear interpretation of The Metamorphosis has eluded readers for decades. As the 100th anniversary of its publication approaches, we take a look at a few things we do know about Franz Kafka’s mysterious novella.
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Kafka forbid his publisher from portraying "the insect" on the cover.
Given the ambiguity over Gregor’s new form, Kafka argued that its picture should not appear on the cover
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on May 15, 2017, 01:10:30 pm
(https://i.ndtvimg.com/i/2017-05/jared-mclemore-facebook-suicide_650x400_51494744289.jpg)

http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/jared-mclemore-suicide-fire-video/
Jared McLemore Sets Himself on Fire in Suicide Video
Published 11:45 pm EDT, May 14, 2017

WARNING: This article contains extremely graphic material. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.

The above video shows the tragic suicide of Memphis musician Jared McLemore. At 12:30 a.m. on May 13, McLemore began streaming on his Facebook page. The video begins with him, shirtless sitting cross legged. After leaving the frame for a few moments, McLemore returns and being pouring a liquid of his body. That liquid was kerosene
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Speaking to Fox Memphis, Alyssa Moore said that McLemore committed suicide because she refused to put up with his abuse. Moore said McLemore chose to commit suicide outside of her workplace so she “could see the horror for herself.”

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/memphis-tennessee-man-fatally-sets-himself-fire-facebook-live-n759366
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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced last week that he would be hiring 3,000 human moderators to his 4,500-strong team because of the recent spate of violent and abusive content appearing on Facebook Live, including murder and torture


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http://heavy.com/news/2017/05/jared-mclemore-fire-video-suicide/
Jared McLemore: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Published 11:14 pm EDT, May 14, 2017  Updated 11:46 pm EDT, May 14, 2017

A Memphis musician committed suicide on Facebook Live. His ex-girlfriend says it was an act of “revenge.” The video was streamed on Jared McLemore’s Facebook page at 12:30 a.m. on May 13. He was sitting in the parking lot of Murphy’s bar in Tennessee, where is ex works. McLemore sits cross legged in the video at the beginning. He leaves for a moment and returns with a red can. McLemore pours kerosene over himself. A man attempts to stop McLemore from lighting himself on fire but fails. Flames engulf the screen as the hollering can be heard from those watching. Jared McLemore was 33 years old.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 07, 2018, 03:35:29 pm
Ok so its not the environment ,,, OK ?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/06/07/kate-spade-death-rising-suicide-rate-prevention/681563002/
Kate Spade?s death ignites concern about rising suicide rate
Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Published 1:22 p.m. ET June 7, 2018

Fashion designer Kate Spade?s death  this week has reminded Americans of the enormous toll of suicide, a growing problem that claims nearly 45,000 lives a year.

Suicide rates in the U.S. have risen nearly 30% since 1999, according to a report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicides increased in both men and women, in all ethnic groups and in both urban and rural areas. Suicide and ?self-harm,? a category that includes attempted suicides, cost the nation $70 billion a year in medical care and lost work time, the CDC says.

Nearly half of people who died by suicide had a known mental health condition, according to the CDC. Family members have given different accounts of Spade?s struggle. In media interviews, her sister, Reta Saffo, has said that she believes the designer suffered from bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. The designer?s husband said in a statement that she ?suffered from depression and anxiety for many years? and ?was actively seeking help? before she died on Tuesday.
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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: jofortruth on June 08, 2018, 06:50:17 am
Reported today - Bourdain committed suicide (He was a messed up person)
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html


Anthony Bourdains 13 Places to eat before you die (Looks like he forecasted his own death)
https://champagneliving.net/anthony-bourdains-13-places-to-eat-before-you-die/
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 08, 2018, 09:16:19 am
They don't want to admit that the current world culture is toxic and sociopathic
People are getting back stabbed , lied to and gaslighted ...


https://nypost.com/2018/06/07/cdc-finds-troubling-rise-in-suicide-rates-across-us/
CDC finds ?troubling? rise in suicide rates across US
By Gabrielle Fonrouge
June 7, 2018

Dutch Queen Maxima's sister found dead in apparent suicide
Inside Kate Spade's life of professional triumph and personal turmoil


Suicide rates are climbing in nearly every state in the countr
y, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which announced the ?troubling? trend Thursday.

New York saw a roughly 30 percent jump since 1999, mirroring the nationwide rate for the same period, according to the agency, which examined state-level trends in suicide rates from that year through 2016.
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In 2016 nearly 45,000 Americans aged 10 or older died by suicide, up from 41,149 suicides in 2013 ? making it the 10th leading cause of death in the nation, according to the agency.
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Twenty-five states had suicide rates that increased more than 30 percent, and the highest increase was seen in North Dakota at 57.6 percent. Delaware had the lowest increase at 5.9 percent.

Nevada is the only state that didn?t show an increase, but its rate was consistently high throughout the study period, the researchers noted.
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Researchers found that more than half of people who died by suicide didn?t have a known diagnosed mental health condition, despite previous studies showing 90% of individuals who died by suicide did.

The most common method was using a firearm, followed by suffocation, the agency said.


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Reported today - Bourdain committed suicide (He was a messed up person)
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html

[color=blueAnthony Bourdains 13 Places to eat before you die (Looks like he forecasted his own death)[/color]
https://champagneliving.net/anthony-bourdains-13-places-to-eat-before-you-die/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/06/08/anthony-bourdain-dead-61-suicide/
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The chef, married twice, leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter, Ariane.

After dropping out of Vassar College two years into his degree, Bourdain worked in restaurants in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The young chef would go on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America.

Bourdain shot to fame after publishing his best-selling memoir Kitchen Confidential and became one of the world?s most famous chefs after starring in the television show?s Cook?s Tour and No Reservations.

The book detailed his life as a young chef in the gritty underbelly of the culinary world while battling drug addiction. ?All I can tell you is this: I got off of heroin in the 1980s? There are a lot of guys that didn?t get that far,? he told Eater in 2016.
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Bourdain was dating Italian actress Asia Argento, who accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. Bourdain addressed the controversy by accusing director Quentin Tarantino of giving away his soul to work with Weinstein, blasting him for ?a life of complicity and shame and compromise.?

http://www.vulture.com/2018/06/anthony-bourdain-reacts-to-asia-argentos-cannes-speech.html
(https://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/vulture/2018/06/02/02-anthony-bourdain-asia-argento.w190.h190.2x.jpg)
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: jofortruth on June 08, 2018, 02:12:54 pm
Reported today - Bourdain committed suicide
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html


Anthony Bourdains 13 Places to eat before you die (Looks like he forecasted his own death or is this a globalist ploy?)
https://champagneliving.net/anthony-bourdains-13-places-to-eat-before-you-die/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/06/08/anthony-bourdain-dead-61-suicide/

UPDATE: Alex Jones told a very different story today on the show (June 8, 2018 Hr 4 first 15 mins approx). Alex goes over notes he was given by a top pentagon source.

Bourdain was starting to branch out into exposing child trafficking and other truths. He didn't like Obama.  Elon Musk had convinced him what was really going on and now wanted to meet with Trump. He was talking about leaving CNN and do a new program. He had just remarried and very happy. Has a young child.

Then he's found dead! DID THE GLOBALISTS MURDER BOURDAIN BECAUSE HE NOW KNEW WHAT THE GLOBALISTS WERE DOING TO THE WORLD? Something fishy about this.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 08, 2018, 02:15:40 pm
Right JFT many "suicides" are NOT suicides, many "accidental deaths or overdoses" are not accidental ! ...
They are MURDERS ...


Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: jofortruth on June 08, 2018, 03:25:49 pm
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/06/08/anthony-bourdain-dead-61-suicide/

UPDATE: Alex Jones told a very different story today on the show (June 8, 2018 Hr 4 first 15 mins approx). Alex goes over notes he was given by a top pentagon source.

Bourdain was starting to branch out into exposing child trafficking and other truths. He didn't like Obama.  Elon Musk had convinced him what was really going on and now wanted to meet with Trump. He was talking about leaving CNN and do a new program. He had just remarried and very happy. Has a young child.

Then he's found dead! DID THE GLOBALISTS MURDER BOURDAIN BECAUSE HE NOW KNEW WHAT THE GLOBALISTS WERE DOING TO THE WORLD? Something fishy about this.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, SO MOVED TO ITS OWN THREAD!)
https://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=321323.msg1640861#msg1640861
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 12, 2018, 03:30:27 pm
https://michaelsavage.com/?p=18985
ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS AND SUICIDE
June 11, 2018
BY MICHAEL SAVAGE

This past week has seen the tragic suicides of two celebrities who seemingly had it all. Kate Spade, the iconic fashion designer, took her own life by hanging in her Park Avenue home. Later, chef and travel host Anthony Bourdain took his own life while shooting on location in France.
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I assure you the mainstream media will not report the relationship between antidepressant drugs and suicide although the correlation was first noted in 1990 and has been generally accepted since 2002. In a 2016 study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Center in Copenhagen revealed that pharmaceutical companies were not offering the full impact of these medications in reports. Their research concluded that suicidal thoughts and aggressive behavior doubled in children and adolescents who used medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI).

Even more concerning from their findings was that they determined that antidepressants do not offer their prescribed results in children. Nordic Cochrane Centre Professor Peter G?tzsche said: ?Antidepressants don?t work in children, that is pretty clear, in the randomised trials children say that they don?t work for them, but they increase their risk of suicide.?

In response to this study, a spokesman for Eli Lilly told The Telegraph, ?No regulatory authority has ever determined that Lilly withheld or improperly disclosed any data related to these medications.?

Experts said the reviews findings were startling and deeply worrying, stating that people in the UK are consuming more than four times as many antidepressants that they did two decades ago.

Now what about the United States? America is no stranger to the antidepressants either as our nation increased use of antidepressants by 65% in 15 years. I?m sure you know a number of people who run on antidepressants like M&Ms. But this is no laughing matter, rather an alarming moment for our nation as a growing number of us are beset by depression.

If we examine the school shootings in America, in almost every case these deranged children were on antidepressant medications but inevitably it is swept away by the drug companies before we can recognize these perils.

My concerns were only solidified as the media once again pushed the use of antidepressants in reaction to these high profile suicides. Instead of recognizing the risks associated with antidepressants, a Reuters article called for pharmaceutical companies to introduce new antidepressants to the market:

?A spike in suicide rates in the United States has cast fresh light on the need for more effective treatments for major depression, with researchers saying it is a tricky development area that has largely been abandoned by big pharmaceutical companies.?
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As I have maintained for years, we must consider the board of directors of major media companies and then check out the interlocking corporate directorships.
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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 01, 2018, 10:21:06 am
From last year:

https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/05/health/children-teens-suicide-study/index.html
'Alarming' rise in children hospitalized with suicidal thoughts or actions
By Susan Scutti, CNN

(CNN)The percentage of younger children and teens hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or actions in the United States doubled over nearly a decade, according to new research that will be presented Sunday at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

A steady increase in admissions due to suicidality and serious self-harm occurred at 32 children's hospitals across the nation from 2008 through 2015, the researchers found. The children studied were between the ages of 5 and 17, and although all age groups showed increases, the largest uptick was seen among teen girls.

"We noticed over the last two, three years that an increasing number of our hospital beds are not being used for kids with pneumonia or diabetes; they were being used for kids awaiting placement because they were suicidal," said Dr. Gregory Plemmons, presenter of the study and an associate professor of pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
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Even though the percentage of suicidal kids may be "alarming," the study doesn't prove that rates of suicidality are on the rise, Palmiter said. "To do that, you need more research."
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Tishler also said that with "an estimated 12 to 15 million children on psychotropic medications," any time doses begin or get increased or decreased, "it may cause a change in emotional state which may reduce impulse control." This could contribute to suicidal urges.
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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: donnay on October 01, 2018, 10:29:32 am
Last time I looked at the "Official" stats pyschotropic drugs are up 30% from 10 years ago.

Too many people are being prescribed these drugs--they are handing them out like candy at the VA.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: One Revelator on October 01, 2018, 11:59:49 am
I'm convinced there is at least a spiritual component to this. Recently saw 3 separate instances within a week from 3 separate locations. Prior to that time, there hadn't been a whiff of that sort of thing for years.
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: donnay on October 02, 2018, 06:33:08 am
I'm convinced there is at least a spiritual component to this. Recently saw 3 separate instances within a week from 3 separate locations. Prior to that time, there hadn't been a whiff of that sort of thing for years.

I have no doubt of that either.

Thursday, October 4, is bring your Bible to school day. 

https://www.bringyourbible.org
Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 06, 2018, 11:40:33 am
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-05/shocking-new-studies-find-young-americans-are-overweight-unhealthy-suicidal
Shocking New Studies Find Young Americans Are Overweight, Unhealthy, Suicidal, & Addicted To Alcohol And Drugs

by Tyler Durden
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 23:15

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/shocking-new-studies-find-that-americas-young-people-are-overweight-unhealthy-suicidal-and-addicted-to-alcohol-and-drugs
Shocking New Studies Find That America?s Young People Are Overweight, Unhealthy, Suicidal And Addicted To Alcohol And Drugs
October 4, 2018 by Michael Snyder   

After reading the information contained in this article, you will probably find yourself questioning if America is going to be able to survive for much longer, because our young people are a complete and total mess.
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 On top of all that, we are seeing unprecedented levels of suicide, drug overdoses and liver disease (due to heavy drinking) among our young people.  Like other empires throughout world history, will we be undone by our own excesses?
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According to the CDC, drug overdose rates among our young people have been absolutely soaring?

    Among men ages 24 to 35, overdose rates rose by more than 25% each year between 2014 and 2016; nearly 50 out of every 100,000 people in this population died of overdose-related causes by 2016. Women ages 45 to 54 had the most overdoses overall, but those ages 15 to 24 saw the highest rate of increase: about a 19% jump per year between 2014 and 2016.

And the CDC also found that liver disease (due to heavy drinking) is rapidly rising among young adults?

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But the most tragic fact from that entire study is that suicide is now the second leading cause of death for Americans from age 15 to age 24?

    Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 24, increasing by 7% in this group each year between 2014 and 2016. It?s also the third-leading cause of death among people ages 25 to 44, killing almost 17 of every 100,000 people in this population in 2016.

Whether you like it or not, young people are the future of our country.

Yes, our country is a huge mess today, but what is it going to look like when they become the ?leaders of tomorrow??
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Title: Re: Suicide Rate is up World Wide
Post by: TahoeBlue on December 14, 2018, 04:10:51 pm
So will Snapchat and Instagram be sued ? really . Isn't all part of the depop progrom ?
Talk about Black Mirror ... 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7982934/schoolgirl-dead-snapchat-bullies/
'JUST KILL YOURSELF' Schoolgirl, 13, found dead in her bedroom by her mum after ?sick taunts by Snapchat bullies?

Faith Hindle's grandmother said the young teen's family are asking police to investigate her death as she claimed bullies had taunted the young girl over Snapchat and Instagram
By Erica Doyle Higgins
14th December 2018, 7:31 pm
Updated: 14th December 2018, 7:47 pm

A SCHOOLGIRL was found dead in her bedroom by her mum after cruel bullies sent her sick taunts on Snapchat, it has been claimed.

Faith Hindle died at home in Cadishead, Greater Manchester, on Saturday, leaving her family "devastated".
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Today, a relative told the Daily Mail that they are asking police to investigate as bullies had taunted the young girl over Snapchat and Instagram.

Her grandmother Theresa Riley said: "We have asked police to investigate because we know she had been subjected to online abuse on Instagram and Snapchat.

"The trouble with Snapchat is that messages disappear but Faith had taken pictures of some of the abuse. I know in the past she messaged people saying things like, 'I just don't feel like being here'.

"And people messaged back: 'Just do it! Just kill yourself!' It is horrible."