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Americans 'snapping' by the millions ( record fear, stress, suicide)
WND ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | David Kupelian

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 today’s 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 world’s greatest military, more U.S. soldiers died last year by suicide than in combat;

Fully one-third of the nation’s 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 nation’s 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 FDA’s “suicidality” warning label and alarming correlation with school shooters.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alinsky; anxiety; bho44; depression; economy; fear; obamacare; obamanation; obamanomics; ssri; stress
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Top radio talker Rush Limbaugh recently picked up on this normally unspoken aspect of Obama’s modus operandi: “I think he wants people to snap,” opined Rush. “I think Obama is challenging everybody’s sanity. Obama [is] literally pushing people to snap, attacking the very sanity of the country.”

1 posted on 04/21/2013 2:04:54 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Obama is powerless to affect me in any meaningful way.


2 posted on 04/21/2013 2:06:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perseverando

All part of the plan to keep us disoriented


3 posted on 04/21/2013 2:07:00 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Perseverando

Barry and the ‘RATS’ plan is working just as planned. The phony, banana republic style “election” we had last November really screwed a lot of people up in the head. A lot of people in this country are really depressed.


4 posted on 04/21/2013 2:08:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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To: Perseverando
11 percent (34+ million people)of all Americans aged 12 and older are currently taking SSRI antidepressants.

Yet in 2012, only 6-7 people became mass killers. The FBI defines a mass killing as any single event where 4 or more die, excluding the perp.

5 posted on 04/21/2013 2:11:39 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Perseverando

Hang in there— the devil ALWAYS overplays his hand. The pendulum swings to the opposite direction too. The roots of deceit can never last.


6 posted on 04/21/2013 2:11:40 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Perseverando

Passive aggressive people will make people snap.


7 posted on 04/21/2013 2:11:42 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Perseverando

Not me. I’m becoming more... focused.


8 posted on 04/21/2013 2:11:53 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Perseverando

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for everything” and I’d say Obama’s plan for “Fundamental Change” is working well for him.


9 posted on 04/21/2013 2:12:43 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Perseverando
Some people also just quit caring about anything.

That's not a "snap" it is surrender.

I know people like this.

10 posted on 04/21/2013 2:13:11 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Perseverando

11 posted on 04/21/2013 2:13:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Perseverando

As a culture, we have thrown out the living God. As a result, we are without shelter and meaning.

At any time, we may freely repent and return, and God can heal us. If we don’t, expect more confusion.


12 posted on 04/21/2013 2:15:07 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Perseverando

Has anyone looked at the relationship of the huge increase in the prescribing of psychotropic drugs (Ritalin, Effexor, Xanax, etc) and the increase in the suicide rate of people taking them?


13 posted on 04/21/2013 2:16:07 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Perseverando
Murder, suicide, disease surges under Greek austerity
14 posted on 04/21/2013 2:16:58 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Perseverando

I must be pretty tough, been pissed off for over 50 years and haven’t snapped yet.


15 posted on 04/21/2013 2:17:02 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Perseverando

“...Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury death for Americans...”
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Just Damn.


16 posted on 04/21/2013 2:17:21 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Of course car crashes are down because the Baraqqi Depression has greatly reduced miles driven.


17 posted on 04/21/2013 2:18:17 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Perseverando

18 posted on 04/21/2013 2:20:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perseverando

Maybe it’s time to offer free handguns for self extermination!!


19 posted on 04/21/2013 2:20:43 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Perseverando

Lets face it. Collectively, we’re pu$$ies. Life is risky. Life has always been risky. And right now, life is the least risky its ever been.

I seriously wonder sometimes what the people who conquered the west, moving to unknown places with nothing more than a wagon, their meager possession, and a hope for a better future, would think if they could see us. Probably disgust and amazement at how we’re afraid of our own shadows.


20 posted on 04/21/2013 2:20:55 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Perseverando

Snap, Crackle & Pop


21 posted on 04/21/2013 2:21:39 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You must be hated by Evil.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

22 posted on 04/21/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Perseverando

23 posted on 04/21/2013 2:24:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek
Obama is powerless to affect me in any meaningful way.

I have the same basic philosophy as you. I do not give my enemies or anybody else for that matter any power over me whatsoever. I rely on my own self for my health, prosperity and happiness.

24 posted on 04/21/2013 2:24:14 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: cripplecreek

25 posted on 04/21/2013 2:24:55 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Perseverando

Were this the case, and the gun control measures had passed, then American's by the millions would find the DHS stopping by to relieve them of their fire arms ... Don't forget that according to the liberals, "up" is now "down", "wrong" is now "right", and the traditional God-fearing Constitution-loving patriot is now a "domestic terrorist".


26 posted on 04/21/2013 2:26:33 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Perseverando

27 posted on 04/21/2013 2:26:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bigdaddy45

That’s just it. Those pioneers had hope. Hope that if they got to their destination, if disease didn’t take them, if the natives didn’t kill them, life would be better. They didn’t have to worry about their own government putting them in jail if they dug a well, or drained a swamp, or defended their land, or didn’t give half their earnings to the taxman.

What do you do when hope is gone?


28 posted on 04/21/2013 2:29:04 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Perseverando

Translation....... American women, inherently unstable and unmarried have lost it. Unable to have it all and knowing self esteem is a false goal they are falling apart. Their recourse, the daddy state can not deliver.

Woe is them, woe is them, loser ,loser , loser.


29 posted on 04/21/2013 2:29:53 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: bigdaddy45

Public Schools are to blame: Bell tells you when to sit. Bell tells you when to stand. Bell tells you when to shiite. Bell, bell, bell. All this in a highly controlled, highly protected and predictable environment. Text books organize every lesson into predictable little bites. End of section quizzes are predicatively included in end of chapter tests. End of chapter test questions are included in finals.

Every thing is neat, easy, wrapped in a bow. Stress is whether or not you are late for the bus. We are a nation of people who expect everything to be safe, easy and predictable. When that doesn’t happen... MELTDOWN


30 posted on 04/21/2013 2:30:23 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: dfwgator

31 posted on 04/21/2013 2:32:49 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Perseverando
I almost snapped yesterday. I locked my keys, my cell phone, my purse and all my money AND my dog in my car. I almost lost it. Really, it was awful!

Worrying about anything else? Not so much.

32 posted on 04/21/2013 2:33:01 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Perseverando

Learning how to manage stress and increase resilience during times of economic depression or hardship is important. Honestly I don’t know anyone who voted the right way that are simply too unbalanced to accept life when it smacks them around.


33 posted on 04/21/2013 2:33:07 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: SamAdams76

34 posted on 04/21/2013 2:35:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SamAdams76

Bump. I’m with you guys. And there’s lots more of us. We just don’t make a lot of noise. Until we’re pushed.


35 posted on 04/21/2013 2:36:00 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Perseverando
"...more people worry themselves to death than bleed to death."

Tunnel in the Sky by Robert Heinlein

36 posted on 04/21/2013 2:38:30 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Perseverando
Well personally, I'm better off than I ever have been. I paid off my debts, built up a savings account, learned to be happy with what I have, and discovered several authors whose work is new to me, and who keep me happy.

But Obama did not do any of these things for me. I did them.

37 posted on 04/21/2013 2:41:49 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: bigdaddy45

Yep, you nailed it. Everyone is crying over hangnails apparently unaware of how lucky and rich (yes, rich) they are compared to their ancestors.

It’s ridiculous how upset and worried people are about really trivial and superficial bullcarp, yet have no clue and no skills in the event things really go sideways.


38 posted on 04/21/2013 2:43:06 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: Perseverando
Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury death for Americans.

Classic example of misuse of statistics. Suicide rates have been remarkably stable since the 50s. Indeed the male suicide rate per 100k in 2005 was identical to that of 1950: 17.7.

The female rate, however, doubled in that period, but is still WAY below the male rate.

The reason we now have more suicide deaths than auto crash deaths is because crash deaths have gone down, despite many more total miles driven, while suicide rates have remained the same.

http://www.who.int/mental_health/media/unitstates.pdf

39 posted on 04/21/2013 2:44:06 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Perseverando

in all honesty I think its turned many people from just a flickering candle to virtual spotlights and laser beams of directive energies.

people were in most willing to accept Muslims, not anymore, all I hear is questions of where are any locally and how can we get rid of them.

And how to keep it that way, free from Islamic infiltrators.


40 posted on 04/21/2013 2:45:57 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Sherman Logan

Don’t worry, raising CAFE standards for gas mileage will put things back in balance.


41 posted on 04/21/2013 2:46:40 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose?


42 posted on 04/21/2013 2:48:23 PM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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To: Perseverando

Stress?

Meantime Israel has the lowest suicide rate of all the industrialized countries.

http://townhall.com/columnists/carolineglick/2013/04/20/israel-the-happy-little-country-n1573071


43 posted on 04/21/2013 2:49:25 PM PDT by cookcounty
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To: Perseverando

0bama’s constant bashing has earned him the title of “Demotivator-In-Chief”.


44 posted on 04/21/2013 2:53:57 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
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.

Let's see. Is there more than one possible explanation for this?

Are there more children with ADHD than in the past? Or could this be a case of over-diagnosis of a fashionable new "disease?"

Or, of course, it could be both.

45 posted on 04/21/2013 2:54:02 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Tijeras_Slim

If anybody thinks these standards will be implemented as written he is totally nuts.

We will have multiple extensions and exceptions put in so we can pretend they’re being met when they’re not.


46 posted on 04/21/2013 2:55:12 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: dfwgator

FORTY FIVE YEARS ago I read about stress then. The article started with how a man missed a stage coach in the 1880s and said,

“Oh well. Another will be along next week!”

But now, the article said, “a man goes into blind rage if he misses the revolving door.”


47 posted on 04/21/2013 2:56:05 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: dalereed

****Maybe it’s time to offer free handguns for self extermination!!****

In the 1880s cheap $2.00 guns weren’t called “Suicide Specials” for nothing.


48 posted on 04/21/2013 2:57:55 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: Sherman Logan

My wife worked 28 years in Special Education, all I can say is follow the money.


49 posted on 04/21/2013 2:58:38 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Perseverando

**Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury death for Americans.**

I don’t think this is totally a true statement. How about all the babies killed through abortion?

Yes, the fetus is a baby, the mother is not expecting any longer......the baby is there! And the baby has a soul.


50 posted on 04/21/2013 2:59:08 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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