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Old June 8th, 2018, 08:16 AM   #1
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why are there more suicides today?

Matt Walsh offers a thought...

https://www.dailywire.com/news/31625...ign=benshapiro

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I think it is because the disorder is not purely psychological. It goes beyond our brains and into our souls, into the emptiness. What everyone really craves deep in their bones is truth and meaning. Not meaning they arbitrarily assign, but meaning that is objective and inherent and beyond our ability to remove or change. But our culture tells us that nothing of the sort exists — there is only this physical world, and our egos, and whatever we decide to make of it all. And if we make nothing of it, and find nothing in it, then life is nothing and there is no reason to carry on living anymore.

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Old June 8th, 2018, 08:18 AM   #2
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Wow, a new study by a group of Australian scientists has found that the national suicide rate increases when political conservatives are in power. They found that middle-aged and older people were most at risk, and that when Conservatives ruled both state and federal governments, men were 17% more likely to commit suicide and women were 40% more likely to kill themselves. Why is there such a powerful and significant effect?

“There is a strong relationship between socio-economic status and suicide,” said lead researcher Professor Richard Taylor, of the University of Sydney, Australia. “We think that it may be because material conditions in lower socio-economic groups may be relatively better under labour because of government programs, and there may be a perception of greater hope by these groups under labour.”

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Old June 8th, 2018, 08:56 AM   #3
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About the same as in 1977.

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Old June 10th, 2018, 02:13 PM   #4
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One of the reasons for the high suicide rates is the ageing trend in almost every country. All sorts of problems will come with ageing. The first is health problem which usually depletes the savings of almost every retiree. Next will be the social discrimination against the aged resulting in the difficulty of the elderly in finding jobs or be the first to be retrenched during recession.

Hence it is not surprising for an elderly to resort to suicide when he finds his life too long and hellish. When somebody does something silly or dangerous like doing planking at the edge of a roof of a skyscraper or lying down on the yellow line in the middle of a highway as cars fly past, his Chinese friend may reproach him, rather jokingly, with the old Chinese saying: “You must have found your life too long like Shou Xing, the star god of longevity, that you have to hang yourself.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...=.10f9fc5fa835

Population structure and ageing - Statistics Explained

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5206a2.htm

http://www.who.int/ageing/publicatio...bal_health.pdf

https://goodlucksymbols.com/fu-lu-shou/

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Old June 10th, 2018, 03:25 PM   #5
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One of the reasons for the high suicide rates is the ageing trend in almost every country. All sorts of problems will come with ageing. The first is health problem which usually depletes the savings of almost every retiree. Next will be the social discrimination against the aged resulting in the difficulty of the elderly in finding jobs or be the first to be retrenched during recession.

Hence it is not surprising for an elderly to resort to suicide when he finds his life too long and hellish. When somebody does something silly or dangerous like doing planking at the edge of a roof of a skyscraper or lying down on the yellow line in the middle of a highway as cars fly past, his Chinese friend may reproach him, rather jokingly, with the old Chinese saying: “You must have found your life too long like Shou Xing, the star god of longevity, that you have to hang yourself.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...=.10f9fc5fa835

Population structure and ageing - Statistics Explained

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5206a2.htm

http://www.who.int/ageing/publicatio...bal_health.pdf

https://goodlucksymbols.com/fu-lu-shou/
Actually, the early 80s rate is exactly the same as late 40s.

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Old June 11th, 2018, 04:13 AM   #6
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It is Trump's fault; EVERYTHING that goes wrong in the world is his fault.
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Old June 12th, 2018, 08:58 AM   #7
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The waning or tearing down of Christianity may play a role...


https://townhall.com/columnists/jwar...wanes-n2489946


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There is an established relationship between religious belief and suicide. As belief increases, suicide efforts decrease. Christianity (the dominant religious belief in America) provides a framework for pursuing significance and a strategy for navigating hardships. That’s why suicide rates are likely to increase if Christianity – and the very practical benefits it provides wanes...
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I think if it actually up, it is just a fad.
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Old June 14th, 2018, 09:55 AM   #9
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Karl Rove had to go through completely unexpected suicide of his mom:

Karl Rove: My mom's suicide was preventable | Fox News

The year was 1981.
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