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More Americans now commit suicide than are killed in car crashes as miserable economy takes its toll
Daily Mail ^ | 09/23/2012

Posted on 09/23/2012 6:06:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Suicide is the cause of more deaths than car crashes, according to an alarming new study.

The number of people who commit suicide in the U.S. has drastically increased while deaths from car accidents have dropped, making suicide the leading cause of injury death.

Suicides via falls or poisoning have risen significantly and experts fear that there could be many more unaccounted for, particularly in cases of overdose.

Suicides are terribly under-counted,' said Ian Rockett, author of the study, published on Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health.

'I think the problem is much worse than official data would lead us to believe. We have a situation that has gotten out of hand.'

He added that his goal is to see the same attention paid to other injuries as has been paid to reducing the number of deaths in traffic accidents.

The results were compiled using National Center for Health Statistics data gathered from 2000 to 2009.

Researchers noted a 25 per cent decrease in fatal car accidents, medicalxpress.com reported, while deaths from falls rose 71 per cent, poisoning 128 per cent and from suicide 15 per cent.

Higher automobile standards were credited for the decrease in deaths on the road, with harsher penalties for underage drinking and failing to wear seat belts named as contributing factors.

Previous research has suggested that suicide rates go up during recessions and times of economic crisis.

'Economic problems can impact how people feel about themselves and their futures as well as their relationships with family and friends,' Feijun Luo of CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention told Bloomberg.

'Prevention strategies can focus on individuals, families, neighborhoods or entire communities to reduce risk factors.'

Suicide is now the most frequent cause of injury deaths, followed by car crashes, poisoning, falls and murder.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carcrash; suicide

1 posted on 09/23/2012 6:06:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind; null and void; Admin Moderator

Hey mod. Put this title in every part of the sidebar. Make it the only one there.

LOL


2 posted on 09/23/2012 6:12:28 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SeekAndFind

Hope and Change. Ain’t it great?


3 posted on 09/23/2012 6:13:15 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: bigheadfred

Feeling suicidal are we?


4 posted on 09/23/2012 6:13:15 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

Swear TO G.

Post it one more time...


5 posted on 09/23/2012 6:14:03 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

6 posted on 09/23/2012 6:14:10 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: SeekAndFind

The suicide rate is as much about the cultural erosion of faith, as it is about the economy.


7 posted on 09/23/2012 6:15:20 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: null and void

anything to make it stop


8 posted on 09/23/2012 6:15:26 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SeekAndFind

Another stat from Hope and Change USA that Obama will blame on someone else - that is if it even phases him or the MSM, I’m not delusional enough to think the rats really give a $hit other than how this might affect their power.

I suppose they can look at it as a positive - these are people who won’t cost THE STATE any money - sort of late term abortions i.e. for them what’s not to like?


9 posted on 09/23/2012 6:17:14 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: bigheadfred; null and void

OK, if this was reported before, how come when I did a search on the title I posted, I found nothing?


10 posted on 09/23/2012 6:18:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind; null and void

You’re asking US???

I suddenly feel so much better?


11 posted on 09/23/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SeekAndFind

Because FR’s search engine sucks.

It’s still your fault that this is the 4th time the article has been posted, and you will be severely punished.


12 posted on 09/23/2012 6:23:17 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

OK, please give me the other three threads...


13 posted on 09/23/2012 6:23:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind; null and void

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2935038/posts

when using search try using only one keyword from the title—suicide


14 posted on 09/23/2012 6:28:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SeekAndFind

The Lefties really want you down and out in your feelings.


15 posted on 09/23/2012 6:28:33 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2935277/posts?page=19#19

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2935165/reply?c=1

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2935326/posts?page=2

One is lost to the mists of time...


16 posted on 09/23/2012 6:29:47 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

*sigh* one too many windows open...


17 posted on 09/23/2012 6:31:48 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: freekitty
she's gone gone gone
18 posted on 09/23/2012 6:32:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: G Larry
The suicide rate is as much about the cultural erosion of faith

Inded this is a truism, I have thought about what things over the last few weeks and have read many a online comment board...only to find myself feeling hopeless. This is the result of taking people's faith away from them in so many ways. From their faith in God...to their faith in themselves to manage their own lives...to faith in their circumstances improving... Hope can only exist if one has faith.

19 posted on 09/23/2012 6:35:10 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I consider someone driving a smart car as displaying their suicidal tendencies...


20 posted on 09/23/2012 6:36:55 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: EBH
Hope can only exist if one has faith.

Or that extra can of beanee-weenies in the cupboard.

21 posted on 09/23/2012 6:37:03 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Note to self: Buy more beanee-weenies.


22 posted on 09/23/2012 6:38:30 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe this suicide rate has more to do with the misuse (ie. over prescription) of antidepressants than people’s despair over their unemployment.

See Peter Breggin, M.D.
http://www.breggin.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=286


23 posted on 09/23/2012 6:39:17 PM PDT by Madam Theophilus
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
said Ian Rockett, author of the study

Rockett science!

24 posted on 09/23/2012 6:39:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: null and void

The 5 Pees

proper planning prevents poor performance


25 posted on 09/23/2012 6:39:54 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

I thought that was piss-poor prior planning prevents perfect performance...


26 posted on 09/23/2012 6:41:35 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

sailing on the 7 pees is suicide


27 posted on 09/23/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

You seem to have omitted the 6th Pee.....


28 posted on 09/23/2012 6:45:47 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: bigheadfred

Say hello to Valerie, say hello to Marion, Send them all my salary, on the waters of oblivion


29 posted on 09/23/2012 6:47:37 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: G Larry; null and void
You seem to have omitted the 6th Pee.....

DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY YEARS OF COUNSELING IT TOOK TO GET ME THIS FAR?????

30 posted on 09/23/2012 6:48:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred (teehee)
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To: bigheadfred

Dude! Give pees a chance!


31 posted on 09/23/2012 6:50:32 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

Actually of the three links you provided, the Admin Moderator pulled the other two out as dupes. He seems to have favored the one I posted. I am most blessed :)


32 posted on 09/23/2012 6:52:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

So far...


33 posted on 09/23/2012 6:53:09 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

man who lay woman on ground gets pees on earth

(Say hello to Valerie, say hello to Marion, and THANK THEM)


34 posted on 09/23/2012 6:53:52 PM PDT by bigheadfred (teehee)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2935038/posts


35 posted on 09/23/2012 7:24:20 PM PDT by upchuck (If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.)
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To: EBH

“The suicide rate is as much about the cultural erosion of faith”

“Hope can only exist if one has faith.”

The two most profound truths I have read here today on the Sabbath. Personally I cannot imagine someone of faith ending their earthly existence before G-d so ordains.

Mhy wife & I are retired military & we recall the heartbreak of those mandatory “suicide prevention” classes we had to attend early in 2009 after it was announced that more soldiers committed suicide than were killed by the enemy in 2008. The eerie detail was that suicides didn’t take place in the middle of combat, but after the soldier had redeployed back to the U.S. Who says the human mind isn’t being attacked by demons?

I thank the Lord that I believe in Him!


36 posted on 09/23/2012 8:17:27 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

Suicide rates dropped in Berlin and London during the bombings.

No point in killing yourself today when the enemy might do it for free tomorrow.


37 posted on 09/23/2012 8:31:12 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1342 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: SeekAndFind

Meanwhile, they want you to think Romney murdered some guy’s wife...


38 posted on 09/23/2012 8:42:17 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: null and void

Or......when you know somebody’s coming to kill you and you didn’t do anything wrong and you don’t want to run away, the instinct to survive quickly overcomes the despair associated with suicide.

Jeff Cooper wrote in 1957 that survival means “forget that pistol and grab a shotgun!”


39 posted on 09/23/2012 9:41:11 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: central_va

“I consider someone driving a smart car as displaying their suicidal tendencies...”

Especially when I’m next to them in my HUMMER. I like to keep it real!

I may have given one or two SMART cars or Prius hybrids a ‘Reality Check’ in the past few years...

Just a brief moment of, WAKE UP!!!


40 posted on 09/23/2012 9:54:34 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: central_va; null and void
Someone say Suicidal Tendencies?

Seriously, the search engine here does suck. Mainly because it lists keywords first, rather than titles.

41 posted on 09/23/2012 10:11:54 PM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t buy it.


42 posted on 09/23/2012 10:19:32 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: freekitty

The Left loves to spread the misery!


43 posted on 09/23/2012 10:48:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It’s unfair for some people to be happy.


44 posted on 09/24/2012 7:07:26 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1343 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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