Skip to comments.All Of The Bad News In 2020 Is Causing A Shockingly High Number Of Americans To “Seriously Consider” Suicide
Posted on 09/13/2020 12:07:45 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
This is a very difficult article for me to write, but I definitely need to write it. All over the country, people are considering suicide because of all the bad things that have happened this year, and things are only going to get even more challenging in 2021 and beyond. This greatly grieves me, because suicide is never the answer to anything, and I wish that I could sit down individually with every person that is considering suicide and get them to understand this. Our lives are meant to be lived with purpose, passion and great joy, and that doesnt change when times get very difficult. In fact, when challenging times come that is when bright lights are needed the most.
Personally, even though I am constantly writing about all of the hard things that are going on in the world, I am not down, I am not depressed, and I am not on any pills. Instead, I am incredibly thankful for the gift of each new day, and there is no other time in all of human history that I would rather be living than right now.
But if you allow your life to be defined by the system that the global elite have established, and if you are living for what you can get from that system, then the years ahead are going to be exceedingly difficult for you because that system is failing.
Over the course of this year, the entire world has been thrown into a state of chaos by the coronavirus pandemic, the global economic collapse and the tremendous civil unrest that we have witnessed in major cities all over the planet. According to a survey that the CDC recently conducted, all of this turmoil has had a dramatic affect on our mental health
At the end of June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed almost 10,000 Americans on their mental health. They found symptoms of anxiety and depression were up sharply across the board between March and June, compared with the same time the previous year. And young people seemed to be the hardest-hit of any group.
Almost 11 percent of all respondents to that survey said they had seriously considered suicide in the past 30 days. For those ages 18 to 24, the number was 1 in 4 more than twice as high.
Those numbers are absolutely heartbreaking.
The years between 18 and 24 should be some of the greatest years of your entire life, and yet one out of every four Americans in that age group seriously considered committing suicide in just one month.
That number alone is sufficient evidence to prove that our society has become a complete and utter failure. The system that we are living in doesnt give these young people any real meaning for their lives, it doesnt provide them with hope, and it doesnt give them any reason to be optimistic about the long-term future.
And the truth is that suicides have been on the rise for many years. In fact, CDC numbers show that the suicide rate has been increasing every year since 2007
The suicide rate among young people was already at a record high before the pandemic, and had increased every year since 2007, according to a new analysis of CDC data released on Thursday by the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety.
The new report, which came on World Suicide Prevention Day, notes that suicide was the second leading cause of death among young people after accidents.
Shouldnt the fact that the suicide rate just keeps going up year after year after year be a giant red flag for all of us?
As a society, the direction that we are running is the exact opposite of where we should be going, and that greatly frustrates me. Many of us keep sounding the alarm, but most people simply do not want to listen.
But if we keep going down the same path, many more Americans will fall into despair, depression and self-destructive behaviors. Just like the CDC numbers that I discussed earlier, a recent KFF tracking poll found that Americans have had an exceedingly difficult time dealing with the events of this year
In a KFF Tracking Poll conducted in mid-July, 53% of adults in the United States reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the coronavirus. This is significantly higher than the 32% reported in March, the first time this question was included in KFF polling. Many adults are also reporting specific negative impacts on their mental health and wellbeing, such as difficulty sleeping (36%) or eating (32%), increases in alcohol consumption or substance use (12%), and worsening chronic conditions (12%), due to worry and stress over the coronavirus. As the pandemic wears on, ongoing and necessary public health measures expose many people to experiencing situations linked to poor mental health outcomes, such as isolation and job loss.
If we cant even deal with the problems that we are facing right now, how in the world are we going to handle what else is ahead?
Sadly, our overall mental health was already in really bad shape coming into this year. In 2019, it was being reported that deaths of despair in the United States had reached an all-time record high. The following comes from NBC News
Rates of deaths from suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol have reached an all-time high in the United States, but some states have been hit far harder than others, according to a report released Wednesday by the Commonwealth Fund.
When things get really crazy, it can be very tempting to try to find a way to escape.
For some people, escaping means abusing alcohol or drugs, and for others it means becoming immersed in endless hours of self-destructive forms of entertainment.
And of course some people attempt to escape permanently by committing suicide.
But the truth is that you cannot run away from reality, and there is no reason to try to escape in the first place.
You were born at this particular moment in history for a reason, there is a unique purpose for your life, and you have a job to do.
All of human history has been building up to a great crescendo, and to be alive during this time is such an amazing privilege.
In the movie Gladiator, Russell Crowes character made a statement that has always stuck with me. He said that what we do in life echoes in eternity.
If you make your life all about the global elites system and what you can get from it, you will end up depressed and defeated.
But if you focus on the things that will echo in eternity, and if you discover the reason why you were placed at this moment in history, then you will never have any reason to want to try to escape this amazing adventure that we call life.
This article should come as no surprise to anybody who has friends or relatives and acquaintances. We’ve lost a couple family members and friends to suicide over the past few years. On the outside, the facade they placed made it seem like all was well - but you could tell something was not quite right.
I think about what happened to the late EDM artist Avici - the guy clearly had mental issues. He even would agonize about his work schedule and mental health on interviews for years, and I’m thinking while listening to them - GET HELP DUDE! Quite your gig and get help, who cares what your ‘handlers’ say.
There are a lot of people out there suffering right now. Use your resources if you are suffering from these types of thoughts.
1. Family 2. Friends 3. Church Outreach 4. Suicide Prevention Networks 5. God Himself (JESUS) **last but not least**
The Bible says your life & soul is more precious than the entire world. That’s how valuable you are! Mark 8:36
Below are helpful organizations for those interested:
And some further reading on conquering this world Thru Christ and getting past the valleys we all face:
What does the Bible say about dealing with mental illness?
Lifting up all of those in prayer who are down in their struggles that The Lord will rejuvenate and rehabilitate them to the Joy He intends for all of us.
God Bless You All!
I’m OK if God decided to reboot the planet. We’re either going to get a President Biden or massive destruction in the country. The former could also lead to the latter.
It’s heartbreaking, but not unexpected.
Wonder how many who consider taking that final step aren’t trying to “escape” per se, but instead (in their own minds, anyhow) duplicating the actions of the inhabitants of Masada in A.D. 73?
There is too much **** happening at once.
I did my part. My ghost is posting on my behalf for now.
Either way, that is not the answer God intends for people.
Many of the prescription drugs people take have side affects that vary by individual—but can lead to suicidal thoughts.
Imho that is a _major_ contributing factor...
Not just the “bad news”
the total shutdown of social activity and virtually all recreation events.
The isolation and the internet.
Suicide rates, alcoholism, drug abuse, overdose, and domestic violence are all up.
And gathering to worship at church is also a social activity and the damned judges have decided that it is not constitutionally protected yet there is is at the top of the bill of rights. Sorry, bill of riots. Rioting is now the only protected speech.
50+ years of expanding liberalism. Liberals have said and done nothing in my lifetime be dispense negativity. They have maliciously wrecked lives to then feed on them.
They have passed numerous laws to prevent disturbed people from getting help (think homosexuality and transgenderism as examples). They have appointed huge numbers of judges to stop legal attempts to help people with mental/emotional problems. This nightmare has been in the making for a long time.
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All Of The Bad News In 2020 Is Causing A Shockingly High
Number Of Americans To Seriously Consider Suicide
End of The American Dream ^ | 9/10/20 | Michael Snyder
Posted on 9/12/2020, 6:40:52 AM by Mozilla
Whatever is happening now, believers can keep our eyes on the Lord and the promise of heaven.
Trump said this would happen, and yet Fauci is out there say idiotic stuff like, “We will never get back to normal” and “We should never shake hands again.”
Stuff like that is super dangerous. And then we have Woodward and Democrats bellyaching about Trump downplaying COVID.
I would be interested in sourced statistics about the number of attempted or actual suicides this year vs prior years. Does anyone have actual data?
All sorts of charts and graphs here:
“people are considering suicide because of all the bad things that have happened this year”
A ludicrous assertion.
IF there is an increase, it’s because of mental illness.
That is the plan by the left. It's quite documented.
Have to disagree with you.
There’s been a lot of $hit happen this year that can easily make the rate go up.
Financial ruin, job loss, isolation, and hunger can cause people to quickly lose their hope and thus make horrific decisions. Maybe mental illness plays in with a few of those, but not all.
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