Skip to comments.On the rise in teen suicide since the 1950's
Posted on 03/11/2014 10:03:19 AM PDT by Faith Presses On
"Third, we find that, to the extent that we can explain the rise in youth suicide over time, the most important aggregate variable explaining this change seems to be the increased share of youths living in homes with a divorced parent."
Before liberals were for marriage and family, they were strongly against them. They have been undermining God's plan for human family relationship no doubt all along in one way or another, but since the 1950's they've especially made progress. The article linked to from the National Bureau of Economic Research discusses the little talked about link between divorce and teen suicide.
"Death Rates for Suicide, 19502010," Infoplease
"Explaining the Rise in Youth Suicide," David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser, Karen E. Norberg
(Excerpt) Read more at nber.org ...
***Before liberals were for marriage and family, they were strongly against them.***
Libs are still for marriage and family, but ONLY if the couple is sodomite.
Once children understand that society looks at their lives as optional (Abortion on demand) then they can look at their lives as optional.
I don't have data but I think its a good bet that the use of these drugs has increased since the 50s.
**And ... how many are on psychotropic drugs? **
In addition how many have enough Vitamin D3 (the sunshine vitamin) in their diets or outside playing?
Amazingly, this vitamin does away with the depression.
FRiend, being right in the middle of that area both professionally previously and as a patient on an ongoing basis, I haven't found that to be the case. But the drawbacks to trying supplemental or sun therapy are minimal (within reason), so people might give it a try.
You mean before or after Mitt Romney was nominated? lol
Were you in pharmaceutical supplies?
The doctors out here in the rain prescribe it for practically everyone.
I take D3 myself including about two minutes before your post. Probably would triple the dose on your side of the mountains, that’s true! — Was in NeuroPsychology and Hospital Internship in Abnormal/Clinical Psychology.
My daughter attempted suicide while on a drug for epilepsy. Turned her into a rage machine. Changed the drug and she is back to being her normal self, but wish we could have avoided that whole experience.
You laugh (and I understand), but some of us here really are that depressed by the direction things are going.
Me. I’m 64 and don’t want to go any further. I’ve seen my siblings suffer with various illnesses, hate the people around me and will never be able to go back to war, fighting criminals or do anything adventurous ever again. I’m at the point where I wake up thinking “Maybe today is the last”. I’ve provided for my animals, told everyone my disgust for them and wait for the inevitable. I keep a loaded .41 Mag close to my nightstand in case of a stroke and don’t give a poop anymore. And I’m pretty well off. I DON’T want to get “old”.
Believe me if any traditional family values-type person doesn’t have some real periods of despair these days, he/she isn’t taking things seriously. So your reaction is normal in that sense. But if your feelings in that direction are not manageable, do look into professional support. Around here psychiatric ARNPs are doing much of the assessment and sometimes treatment these days, on an outpatient basis. Best wishes to you.
Hi, you’re just a year away from Medicare, right? (or are you a veteran or ex-military with Tricare or something?). Feel free to PM me whenever. More of us have been through similar melancholic episodes than you might think.
I am going outside and can’t reply right now.
I understand, entirely, but you are needed. Much more than you think. In some ways we are in the biggest adventure ever, right now, with what is happening in the world. Your perspective and your input are essential - maybe more now than ever before in your life. It’s easy to get demoralized these days. Too easy. That’s what those who would destroy us and what we believe in want. They want to take the fight out of us. Don’t let them.