Skip to comments.Suicide rate quadrupled under Obama Presidency
Posted on 05/04/2013 6:38:57 AM PDT by keats5
More Americans now die of suicide than from car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a disturbing statistic that some experts say points to the true depths of the US economic crisis.
In a letter to The Lancet medical journal, scientists from Britain, Hong Kong and United States said an analysis of data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that while suicide rates increased slowly between 1999 and 2007, the rate of increase has more than quadrupled since President Obama was elected to the Presidency in 2008, Reuters reports.
Citing the nations severe economic recession as having a direct connection to the rise of suicides, Aaron Reeves of Britains University of Cambridge, warned that politicians are partially to blame.
The increase does coincide with a decrease in financial standing for a lot of families over the same time period.
In 2010, 93% of all pre-tax income gains went to the top one percent of the American population, which in that year meant any household earning more than $358,000.
Meanwhile, preliminary research suggests that the risk for suicide will unlikely subside for future generations.
The boomers had great expectations for what their life might look like, but I think perhaps it hasnt panned out that way, said Julie Phillips, an associate professor of sociology at Rutgers University. She warns that the number is actually even higher. We know were not counting all suicides Its vastly under-reported.
In 2010, there were 33,687 deaths from motor vehicle crashes and 38,364 suicides.
Although suicide has been traditionally viewed as a problem among the youth and elderly, the recent study, published in Fridays issue of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, shows a marked rise in the number of suicides among middle-aged men and women.
This may be connected to the fact that middle-aged individuals who find themselves out of work find it severely more difficult to find employment than their younger counterparts.
The suicide rate for men aged 3564 years jumped 27.3 per cent, while the rate for women increased 31.5 per cent, from 6.2 to 8.1 per 100,000.
Among the male population, the greatest increases were among those aged 5059 years, (from 20.6 to 30.7). Among females, suicide rates tended to increase with age. The largest percentage increase in suicide rate was observed among women aged 6064 years (59.7 percent, from 4.4 to 7.0 per 100,000).
The pandemic of suicides seems to respect no political or cultural divisions in the United States, as two of the hardest hit states were the vastly differing localities of Wyoming and Hawaii. In conservative Wyoming, suicides jumped 78.8%, while liberal Hawaii witnessed a 61.2% increase.
I guess they chose Change over Hope.
I guess they chose Change over Hope.
We can’t get illegal aliens to self deport, but we can get infidels to self destruct. What a country.
Under progressive governance this is an objective goood unless a gun was involved. Guns are bad. Especially black ones. The guns, I mean.
Being a progressive is hard. No wonder they’re so tongue-tangled.
During Obama’s first four years, I went to my GP. He informed me that he had more patients now requesting sleep medication, anti-anxiety meds etc.. than he had ever seen in his entire practice. I asked “why?” and he said with so many job losses, foreclosures, money worries etc... that the “d*amn president” was affecting his patients health. With this suicide statistic... it really saddens me. I guess there are people who lose so much financially that they feel they have nothing left.
If we had a Republican president the media would be all over it, and homelessness as well.
There’ll be “high fives” in the White House tonight.
I have elderly parents (dad is WWII vet) & I can tell you, they are greatly affected by Obysmal ... his policies, what he is doing to the country, the corruption, the rooting out of morals, decency and anything Christian. I hate to say this, but at least dad will likely not be here to see the total collapse of America as he knew it and fought for and I am glad he will be spared of that.
Suicide rate quadrupled under Obama Presidency
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Obongo promised that he would”Fundamentally Change This Country”.I guess a lot of people aren’t too happy with his”CHANGE”???????????????????????????
The headline is false. Read the article carefully.
And actually the main reason that there are more suicide than car accident deaths is that automobile travel has gotten so much safer.
Thus we can reasonably conclude that cars cause suicide to increase. < /progressive think >
What is so sad to me, MM... is there is nothing you can say to them that would make them feel any better. I know that is so jaded and dark.. but what could you say? “Dad, don’t worry.. the next president will fix all this” or “Mom, this is just temporary... we will get our freedoms back in so many years”. Yes... they will be spared seeing the total collapse and I will tell you something that is hard for me to say. There are times when I look at my kids and think, “What kind of country are you growing up in and what is coming in your future adult life that I don’t want to know about”. The freedoms and liberties we had as kids... the young today don’t have. I actually pity today’s youth for this very reason.
Something wrong with the math?
Suicides in the U.S. 2012 40,500* Projected Obama Administration
Suicides in the U.S. 2011 39,500* Preliminary estimate numbers Obama Administration
Suicides in the U.S. 2010 37,793 Per Final CDC Obama Administration
Suicides in the U.S. 2009 36,909 Per Final CDC Obama Administration
Suicides in the U.S. 2008 36,035 Per Final CDC Barack Obama is elected President
Suicides in the U.S. 2007 34,598 Per Final CDC Bush Administration
"It takes a (liberal) village to raise a child."
It's all about control. The liberals want control of their minds, their bodies, and their eternal souls.
(People have been taught there is no God, and therefore there is no Satan. Because of that, they don't believe an anti-christ could ever rise to world power. If they were to stop, take a deep breath, and honestly look around, they'd see he's already here.)
The posted article (taken directly from language from a Reuters article) actually states the above; there's a HUGE difference between the number of suicides quadrupling and the rate of increase quadrupling.
It was stupid, confusing language for Reuters to use, but it was even more stupid to misunderstand it and put in a false headline.
I have 7 grandchildren and right now life is just grand for all of them. They all have stay at home Moms and Dads with terrific jobs. They live in great towns and go to good school. When Zero if finished in 4 years I really wonder what they’ll be facing and with Hillary lurking on the horizon...God help us.
Which is it?
Older Americans staying in the workforce is supposedly the reason the young cannot get jobs and age discrimination is the reason that the old cannot get jobs. Maybe there just aren't jobs.
soetoro very pleased. Anything that kills Americans is desirable to him.
Every mentor he has ever had, every friend he has ever had has looked to Lucifer for inspiration.
Suicide and abortion are sacramental gifts to their god.
We must do...... SOMETHING!!!!
LOL -- Oh.. that's bad.
“soetoro very pleased. Anything that kills Americans is desirable to him.”
I believe you hit the nail on the head. For those of us 60 and older who have lost jobs, re-employment is almost impossible. I imagine he’ll factor in those suicides out of the SS and Medicare “benefits” by saying he is cutting costs.
Is that why they gave him a second term in the WH?
Yes, we must make suicide illegal.....oh! waite! Nevermind.
My parents were young, but lived through WWII also, escaping the Communists and the Siberian death camps. My father’s family spent a short time in a concentration camp. They both know too well the horrors that the anti-Christian, anti-normalcy, anti-middle/upper class resentments breed.
Within one generation, the Communists are back in FULL charge and swing. My parents have always been very positive people, but whenever we talk about what’s going, over lunch, they’re really worried. To say the least.
When your only value is materialism and the money stops rolling in and you lose material you spent your life slaving to secure, plus you don’t see a hopeful material future under a racist, immoral socialism machine... Humanism, a Marxist world view, is shallow and devoid of self awareness, spirit, and all that makes us human. If you do not love the life of others, why would you value your own life?
In hard times only God, friends, family, love and humility pull you through. We are not what we own or what important job we hold. We are not our beautiful or ugly bodies.
In addition, all those little boys fed Ritlan their whole lives stunts their emotional development and they get depressed in their teens. To “cure” that they are put on anti-depresents and suicide is well documented when it is fed to young people. Everything about our culture today is dispiriting, dark...poison to the human soul. Many are taking a walk on the dark side and don’t even know that there is a light side.
I just wish the damn Republicans would grow a pair and fight the son of a bitch at every turn.
Hang in there Marathoner. Remember, it took a Carter to get a Reagan in office. We have to believe the pendulum’s going to swing back.
I know two people who recently committed suicide.