Skip to comments.More Americans Now Commit Suicide Than Die in Car Crashes as Miserable Economy Takes Its Toll
Posted on 09/22/2012 10:38:53 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
$56 million suicide prevention programme launched as study reveals more Americans take their own lives than die in car crashes
Suicide is a bigger killer than car crashes, according to an alarming new study.
The number of people dying from suicide has drastically increased, while car accident deaths haven lessened, making suicide the leading cause of injury death.
Suicides via falls or poisoning have risen significantly and experts fear there could be en more going unrecognised, specifically 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 traffic injuries.
The results were compiled using National Centre for Health Statistics data gathered from 2000 to 2009.
Researchers noted a 25 per cent decrease in car accident deaths, medicalxpress.com reported, while deaths from falls rose 71 per cent, from poisoning 128 per cent and from suicide 15 per cent.
Higher automobile standards were credited for the traffic deaths drop, 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.'
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Did Thelma and Louise count as suicides or car crashes?
It counted as “women drivers”. :^)
Incidentally, I don’t believe the stats on this.
Electing Obama was national suicide.
Hussein can be called the “First Suicider”.
Succinct and well said.
Yep, these stats sound bogus.
No, no, no,
We obviously need yet another bloated government program to deal with this......Crisis....
Never let a crisis go to “waste” when it comes to people “wasting” themselves....
Suicide Prevention ... November 6
If this demographic is rising, they invariably vote 'rat almost exclusively.
“There’s only one rational solution: Outlaw Suicide! /sarc “
They already did, if you fail they arrest you!!!
Give him a ride in a hearse, and he'll vote demoncrat for eternity.
Suicide is increasing in the Obama nation? Considering that Obama is as the angel of death, a demon of desolation...
He's the ideal head of the RAT party, a veritable Satan's workshop of plague, perversion, and profanation.
A good first step in prevention would be to vote Obama out in November. That would have a more dramatic effect on these numbers than any combination of individual strategies.
Maybe it’s just that car crashes are down because no one can afford gas any more. /s
Concise meme point. Note the source is not American, AGAIN.
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