Skip to comments.Americans 'snapping' by the millions ( record fear, stress, suicide)
Posted on 04/21/2013 2:04:54 PM PDT by Perseverando
Terrorism. Chaos. Fear of the future. In the age of Obama, America is undergoing a fundamental transformation that much everyone knows.
But what few seem to realize about this transformation is that the sheer stress of living in todays America is driving tens of millions to the point of illness, depression and self-destruction. Consider the following trends:
Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury death for Americans. Even more disturbing, in the worlds greatest military, more U.S. soldiers died last year by suicide than in combat;
Fully one-third of the nations employees suffer chronic debilitating stress, and more than half of all millennials (18 to 33 year olds) experience a level of stress that keeps them awake at night, including large numbers diagnosed with depression or anxiety disorder.
Shocking new research from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that one in five of all high-school-aged children in the United States has been diagnosed with ADHD, and likewise a large new study of New York City residents shows, sadly, that one in five preteens children aged six to 12 have been medically diagnosed with either ADHD, anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder;
New research concludes that stress renders people susceptible to serious illness, and a growing number of studies now confirm that chronic stress plays a major role in the progression of cancer, the nations second-biggest killer. The biggest killer of all, heart disease, which causes one in four deaths in the U.S., is also known to have a huge stress component;
Incredibly, 11 percent of all Americans aged 12 and older are currently taking SSRI antidepressants those highly controversial, mood-altering psychiatric drugs with the FDAs suicidality warning label and alarming correlation with school shooters.
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You mean he screwed up by re-electing Øbama?
They do seem to run contrary to the laws of physics and the nature of markets... but you know how libs feel about these things.
The way to prevent all this suicide is to come to God!
He has three answers: Yes, No, Not yet.
The can slipped out of its wrapper the minute I picked it up. I stood there wondering what just happened. Ever had that happen? Open a can, pick it up, and the can hits the floor?
My Yorkie ran over to lick up the orange juice and she thought it was grand. I thought it was the pits to get up all those oranges and juice all over the floor.
I would guess 80% of these problems could be solved by turning off your TV set.
Psychoactive drugs are extremely abused. Anyone having a bad day can get them. Over 15 million people are on psychoactive drugs. The wife is a director at a mental hospital. When they opened the adolescent unit it fill and stays full of one GenWhyMe after another seeking attention and threatening suicide. The adult units are no better.
There are people that have real mental issues, from brain damage to mental illnesses. Those people are dwarfed by those without any real issue except being gutless wonders.
It’s TV and information overload. People were happier when they weren’t bombarded with images of people that look smarter, better looking, richer, and happier than them. It doesn’t matter that it’s illusion. And kids have ADHD ‘cause they’re plugged into video games from birth and progrmmed into organized sports instead of playing outside.
I think sending these people to live in Haiti for a year would do wonders to clear things up.
Look up a vision that St. Faustina had about a black box and how it would affect peoples’ morals.
Excellent therapeutic idea.
Me too, but I think those of us who are older than 50 have an advantage.
Our early childhoods were in a time when America was still a fairly traditional, moral nation.
Our mothers mostly stayed home instead of dumping us in daycare.
Our fathers mostly stayed married to our mothers.
Viewing pornography, being a promiscuous or a becoming a welfare sponge were still considered shameful activities.
Politicians who were caught in dishonest behavior were still expected to resign.
All of that has changed over the last few decades. For the worse.
Sure wish this story was somewhere other than WND. This is all we’ll hear of this, folks. The MSM has a rule: If it’s on WND, we’ll never touch it.
Good for you. I struggle to make it through one day at a time.
Response: People can no longer stand their vices nor can they tolerate the remedies necessary to cure them resulting in an unbearable tension.
Best laugh I’ve had all day.
Sad, but true. My adopted dad, who passed away a couple of years ago, was born in a sod house on the eastern plains of rural Colorado in 1916. His mother died a couple of years later when the flu epidemic killed so many and he was bounced from one family to the next, just another toe headed, motherless boy.
There is an old picture of him from during the "Great" depression, standing with his friends who are all wearing store bought clothes, while he is wearing the pants he stitched together himself.
The intense shame he felt during that time made it hard for him to even look at that picture for the rest of his life, but that shame drove him to somehow overcome himself and his circumstances and make a success of himself anyway, despite not having more than a high school education and despite failing repeatedly.
When I first met him, I thought he was the most hardassed individual I'd ever met and still do. That's what it took for him to survive what life threw at him and throw it right back. My early years weren't all that easy and I think I've overcome my share of hurdles, but the older I get, the more I realize how much less of a man I am by comparison.
His generation fought the Axis and saved the world. Our generation gave all that away in exchange for some political correctness and "free" stuff from GuvCo.
You're right. Collectively, we are a bunch of pu$$ies who had it too easy and are about to lose it all.
We all need to revisit this scripture now and then in this zany world.
Yep. We are ENCOURAGED to wallow in our disappointment and pain instead of fighting to change it.
My dog Frank was riding in the back seat. He stepped on the armrest and lowered the power window and stuck his head out. I saw his smiling face staring at me in the outside rear view mirror and almost lost it to as I was laughing so hard.
You need a smarter dog (Frank is a blue eyed Cardigan Fluff Welsh Corgi, he is the Hobbit of dogs! He would be driving if his legs were a little longer...)
It's about more than that. Honestly, I think we are to some extent feeling the same things that led people to become alcoholics and give up hope in the USSR.
There's been a loss of purpose, and a loss of the hope that comes from thinking you have the power to change your own situation. When the media doesn't tell the truth, when those in power treat those who have achieved as the problem rather than the solution, when people who have delayed gratification for years to have a better life find themselves not much or no better off than those who made no such effort, there is a grand disillusionment. We are living in a time of great demoralization. Ironically, or maybe not so ironically, demoralization was one of the most powerful tools of the politburo.
Of course, this being the idiots at Wing Nut Daily, this is because cars have become so much safer the rate of auto deaths has been rapidly dropping, not because suicide rates have exploded.
After dropping for a long time, suicide rates have risen since the recession started, but the overall suicide rate now is still LOWER than it was in the "good 'ol days" of 1950.
Good grief. We’re turning into a nation of wusses. No one ever said reality would be a bargain. Man up and deal with it. Make your reality as good as you can. If it doesn’t work out as you had hoped, suck it up and try again. I have no sympathy for someone who commits suicide just because life is a little rough sometimes.
I wish is was somewhere else, too; then it wouldn't be misleading garbage.
Thank you for sharing your story. Do you know where your adopted father was born and raised?
My origins are from the same general area (Trinidad). My grandfather and great Uncle were born during the same time and shared the challenges from the Great Depression. I remember them saying how they would eat Robins for dinner. Apparently much like quail ?
I agree. Compared to the life’s challenges that they faced, we don’t know how good we have it.
“What do you do when hope is gone?”
Attack. Because you have nothing to lose.
Without creating the idea that there's been a sudden explosion of suicides, there's really no article here.
One conservative failing is the conviction that everything is getting worse, all of the time, and a blind idealization of the "good 'ol days.'
What is interesting is the suicide rate was actually HIGHER back in 1950, time of strong families, prayer in school, before hippies and drugs, etc.
GREAT story, thanks !
Fight (in the literal sense) against the oppression.
That alone will bring back hope.
Our pioneer and pilgrim forefathers had hope in the Lord, not just in themselves or in prosperity. They were by and large faithful Christians who loved the Lord and knew His word. They were strong not just because they were self reliant, but because they did these hard things for God’s glory and not their own.
The Lord would still save this country if people would return their hearts to him. Not that everything would be perfect and rosy and wealthy for everyone, but people would have that inner peace and liberty that comes from knowing the Lord. If we turned back to the Lord and became controlled by him in our inner hearts, and in our outer behavior, he would deliver us.
2 Corinthians 3:17 NASB
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.[a]
Joshua 1:5-9 (ESV)
Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success[a] wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV
10 fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 40: 21-24, 27-31
Do you not know? Do you not hear?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;
23 who brings princes to nothing,
and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.
24 Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown,
scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth,
when he blows on them, and they wither,
and the tempest carries them off like stubble.
27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
My way is hidden from the LORD,
and my right is disregarded by my God?
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
30 Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
Yup. Something that did wonders for me was all the backpacking I did in my teens and 20s.
Surviving in atrocious weather and running out of food and water (thankfully not all at the same time) did a lot to help me appreciate the comforts we so take for granted.
I've often thought that the Outward Bound and similar programs, if extended to perhaps half a year to a year, would do wonders for whiny yutes.
As boot camp often does.
I've done that. Minus the dog.
Hint: Magnetic key safe. Much cheaper and faster than AAA.
We are living in a time of great demoralization. Ironically, or maybe not so ironically, demoralization was one of the most powerful tools of the politburo.
This is how I feel — increasingly demoralized. Hubby and I have worked hard and saved all our lives ...never spent our wad — just invested in kids’ education if anything. Now we stand, always getting into debt, work just SUCKS all the time ... can never get ahead — and know we never will be. It IS demoralizing. It makes me want to just leave this society — go live and work the land — get away from the majority — live some different values, among different people.
I’m tired of the elitist snobs. I’m tired of the lazy, criminal louts. I’m tired of the vindictive non-caring folks and our superficial culture — I want a saner, more compassionate, common sense lifestyle. Knocking ourselves out for luxury and to “keep up” with the Jones’s isn’t cutting it ... they take it all from you anyway. I just want to live my life out simply with the ones I love ... I’m nearing 50 myself.
No problems for me....I left the USSA long before anyone ever heard of Obumbo. I am as happy as a clam on my beach.
My only fear is Obozo cutting off my social security.
Oh, I do listen to Rush and Savage every day to keep up with
What you wrote is heart wrenching, and I think very common. No society can last when it doesn’t properly reward those who play by the rules. No society can prosper and continuously move forward without those who are willing to delay gratification and work for the future. There are solutions, but they aren’t going to be easy.
Yep, and lots of them are posting their doom and gloom on Free Republic. I told one of them to knock it off, not ten minutes ago.
Never lose it again...
Volunteer for disaster relief work sometime. Meet people who have no keys, cell, phone, purse, money, dog, house, and family.
Americans need to pull their empty heads out of their large, pampered asses and re-evaluate their priorities. (This is not directed at you in particular, just a general sentiment.
Dad's father was one of the first surveyors. As near as I can tell, he was born somewhere in Washington county.
A friend sent an email that gave me a better perspective of what we missed, but I don't have a place to put the pics in order to post them here.
You can see some of them if you do a yahoo search for "1935-1939 - Pictures of the United States" and check out that gallery of our past.
Obama is killing our people.
I've come to believe those who say this has been done to us on purpose to achieve those very results.
When the dispatcher answered in about 1 second she said in a loud stern voice “WHAT IS YOUR EMERGENCY”. I whined, “I locked my dog in my car”.
I could almost hear her, under her breath whisper “oh sh*t”. All of the emergencies, the bombing, exploding fertilizer factories and assorted robberies and carjacking and here she gets a call from a woman who has locked her dog in her car. I could hear the disappointment in her voice. I was so tickled that I had to laugh! :)
I used to have a magnetic key box I need to get another one.
Private schools are different somehow?
I borrowed a cell phone to call family members for help first. This made me think of something that I had not really considered before and that is how few phone numbers that I have memorized now. When people started having multiple phone numbers and you could dial them up on your cell phone without remembering the number, I just stopped memorizing them. This was a wake up call because of the old ones that I do still remember, none of those people were at home and I had not memorized their cell phone numbers. I am working on this now.
More than ten years, and I'm folding everything up to live in the boonies with a shotgun.
Your post was worth the previous 70.
“Fully one-third of the nations employees suffer chronic debilitating stress, and more than half of all millennials (18 to 33 year olds) experience a level of stress that keeps them awake at night, including large numbers diagnosed with depression or anxiety disorder.”
Yeh, so say the doctors or companies who are pushing this ADD, ADHD, crap. What a scam.
Comes from turning our backs on God and embracing Satan. Satan can’t fill the God-shaped void in our lives, so we eventually snap. The only cure is Jesus Christ.
What you wrote is heart wrenching, and I think very common. No society can last when it doesnt properly reward those who play by the rules. No society can prosper and continuously move forward without those who are willing to delay gratification and work for the future. There are solutions, but they arent going to be easy.
It’s just SOCIALISM. Come on . .it’s here. It’s BEEN here, for a long time. It is like a cancer, a weed ...it just creeps in — lands on fertile soil and just sprouts. The fertile soil is complacency and Godlessness, indifference, haughtiness. America has been in a trance due to prosperity for the past 40-50 years ...we’re WEAK, sick ... look at the Bostonites, cowering in their homes — look at the pothead festival ...it’s PATHETIC what Americans have become. I want off THIS merry go round ... just put me out on the farm and leave me alone ... lol. Sad way to think, I know (plus, I just want to be ready for the gargantuan collapse that is sure to ensue ...)