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.
Yep.. 0bama is the Jack Kevorkian of America.. problem is... we the patient didn`t want to be put to death..
Make it a capital offense. /s
My understanding has always been that there is a direct correlation between the price of gas and the traffic fatality rate.
You all laugh when the military is having an epidemic of suicides. If anything, suicide is under-reported. Especially among the elderly.
I love sarcasm, but just can’t do it in regards to despair, Satan’s most prized weapon.
In the Soviet Union they had a lot of psychiatric cases. They would help you to think better. Doesn’t Obamacare include psychiatric health?
Hope and Change
There’s no rationale for known suicides to be up only 15%, but greater increases in things like poisoning (from increasingly bizarre drug use?) and falls (more elderly, more drug use, etc.) to be attributable to suicides.
Harold and Maude both voted for Obama
>> Hope and Change
Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here’s your Change.
Depends who does the stats. We have ‘tresspasser incidents’ every week, lately. And they usually choose rush hour!
Poisoning and falls are a separate category of accidental or unintentional deaths, not suicides. Probably due to an aging population, greater use of prescription medications, maybe more older folks living alone etc.
I prefer to call it “obamacide”. That is basically what voters will be doing if they put “him” in for another 4 years. “Nobody sees the wizard. No way, no how.”
Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.
Obviously suicide. The victim repeatedly stabbed himself in the back before jumping off the bridge.
They will also shoot you to keep you from doing it yourself....
They won't say why, but it's partly because of leftists, motivated by size envy, have forced more Americans into smaller cars.
‘Suicides are terribly under-counted,’
I often wonder what the real story is when I read an obit in the local paper like this...
“John Doe, age 40, died at his home this week...”
Beautiful scenery ruined by a crappy suicide story.
***There’s only one rational solution: Outlaw Suicide! /sarc ***
Reminds me of a line in the movie A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM with ZERO MOSTEL.
A young man tries to commit suicide and is warned by Zero...”It’s against the law in ROME to commit suicide! The penalty is death!”
I wonder how many fatal single car accidents are actually suicides?
Like this illustration of a young man 130 years ago in the POLICE GAZETTE?
And Obama couldn’t care less.
Wow it took 25 comments before someone didn’t treat this as a joke. Both my Mother and my Uncle commited suicide but neither was recorded as such, so yes I think suicides are underreported.
Right—and this guy is trying to use increases there to overstate his case re: suicide.
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