Skip to comments.More Americans now commit suicide than are killed in car crashes as miserable economy takes its toll
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 CDCs 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.
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Hey mod. Put this title in every part of the sidebar. Make it the only one there.
Hope and Change. Ain’t it great?
Feeling suicidal are we?
Swear TO G.
Post it one more time...
The suicide rate is as much about the cultural erosion of faith, as it is about the economy.
anything to make it stop
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?
OK, if this was reported before, how come when I did a search on the title I posted, I found nothing?
You’re asking US???
I suddenly feel so much better?
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.
OK, please give me the other three threads...
when using search try using only one keyword from the title—suicide
The Lefties really want you down and out in your feelings.
One is lost to the mists of time...
*sigh* one too many windows open...
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.
I consider someone driving a smart car as displaying their suicidal tendencies...