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.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Top radio talker Rush Limbaugh recently picked up on this normally unspoken aspect of Obamas modus operandi: I think he wants people to snap, opined Rush. I think Obama is challenging everybodys sanity. Obama [is] literally pushing people to snap, attacking the very sanity of the country.
Obama is powerless to affect me in any meaningful way.
All part of the plan to keep us disoriented
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.
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.
Hang in there— the devil ALWAYS overplays his hand. The pendulum swings to the opposite direction too. The roots of deceit can never last.
Passive aggressive people will make people snap.
Not me. I’m becoming more... focused.
“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.
That's not a "snap" it is surrender.
I know people like this.
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.
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?
I must be pretty tough, been pissed off for over 50 years and haven’t snapped yet.
“...Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury death for Americans...”
Of course car crashes are down because the Baraqqi Depression has greatly reduced miles driven.
Maybe it’s time to offer free handguns for self extermination!!
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.
Snap, Crackle & Pop
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.
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?
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.
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
Worrying about anything else? Not so much.
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.
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.
Tunnel in the Sky by Robert Heinlein
But Obama did not do any of these things for me. I did them.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t worry, raising CAFE standards for gas mileage will put things back in balance.
Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose?
Meantime Israel has the lowest suicide rate of all the industrialized countries.
0bama’s constant bashing has earned him the title of “Demotivator-In-Chief”.
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.
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.
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.”
****Maybe its time to offer free handguns for self extermination!!****
In the 1880s cheap $2.00 guns weren’t called “Suicide Specials” for nothing.
My wife worked 28 years in Special Education, all I can say is follow the money.
**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.