Friday, May 6, 2016

Suicide Rates Soar in USA

The most wealthy nation the world has EVER seen and yet we are killing ourselves in increasing numbers.

This is what happens when nations turn from God....hopelessness, lack of purpose and misery when the "American dream" fails to fulfill.

Suicide rates have soared 24 percent in the U.S. since 1999, with the biggest increases among women, federal researchers reported Friday.

Increases of just a percent or so each year added up quickly between 1999 and 2014, with startling increases among white women and Native American women, the team at the National Center for Health Statistics said.

Overall, there were 13 suicides per 100,000 people in 2014 — up from 10.5 per 100,000 in 1999. That marks the highest rate in any year since the mid 1980s, national statistics show.

"The age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States was 24 percent higher in 2014 than in 1999, and increases were observed for both females and males in all age groups under 75," Sally Curtin, Margaret Warner and Dr. Holly Hedegaard of the NCHS wrote.

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among children and young adults aged 10 to 24. In 2012, more than 5,000 teens and young adults died by suicide, the CDC says.

And even though the total numbers are low, suicides are up among young girls.

"Although much lower than for other ages, the suicide rate in 2014 for non-Hispanic white females aged 10-14 years more than tripled from 1999," the NCHS team wrote.


Tragic...that last sentence is so sad!  10-14 yr old white girls killing themselves has TRIPLED since 1999!

How much does social media have to play in that?  I'm going to guess it's about 100% of the reason.

"Look at me in this latest selfie, all my Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Vine and Instagram friends."

1/2 hour later when only a few of her "friends' responded to her post...she is depressed and miserable.

Also, we all know that women (girls) are known to be particularly vicious in their online bullying....we we are quite certain this also has something big to do with increasing suicide rates of teen girls.

When a nation forgets God, all their priorities get messed up.  We no longer are thankful to God for the food, shelter and clothing He provided ALL OF US...and instead end up suicidal, depressed and medicated because not enough people liked the photo we took of ourselves.


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