Skip to comments.All Of The Bad News In 2020 Is Causing A Shockingly High Number Of Americans To “Seriously Consider” Suicide
Posted on 09/12/2020 3:40:52 AM PDT by Mozilla
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.
Troubled people searching for an excuse, sad
Suicide is both a tragic and frightening way to end a life. Some people do it quick,others take years. Lord help them.
Well at least when the rest of us do the fighting we won't have to have the gutless to hold us back or down afterwards when we rebuild the nation.
“Troubled people searching for an excuse, sad”
People like this have no “core” and emotionally are easily whip lashed by anyone the come in contact with. I know a few like this who actually become almost hysterical whenever they come across any gloom and doom news regarding the climate, wild fires etc and this phony “scamdemic” has simply driven these poor souls over the edge.
Well, I just simply follow my late cousin’s adage in that watching the news on TV for more than a minute is not good for you. There ought to be some sort of campaign about promoting that idea to encourage people to turn off the news channels.
When clinical depression strikes out of a clear blue sky, it can be during a period of excellent physical fitness and normal times, as it has with me multiple times. I hate to think of the depression striking people during these tough times.
The 2008 election results hastened a return to depression in me (had been tapering off meds so it was physiological as well).
I’m not saying clinical depression is purely cause and effect from emotions and situations...clearly it’s not.
If the dam breaks open many years too soon I could see myself going perhaps homicidal.
I think Rush once said the revolutionary war was prosecuted by about a third of the country. A third didnt care either way. The rest were Ok with British rules. The best thing we can do against tyranny is to fight at the ballot box with a straight R vote, social distance, wear a mask and if scientifically sound, get vaccinated so the excuse of the virus goes away.
I can’t imagine how people who’ve lost income are coping with this; the cost of groceries has remained high despite the end of the shortages, so anything I’ve saved by working remotely is going to the supermarkets. If I wasn’t still getting paid I couldn’t imagine how I’d make do.
Re-opening businesses is half the solution; if customers don’t have money to spend it won’t do much. Setting up remote work has made even more jobs “portable”, and it won’t be to idyllic rural America in most cases - it will be to Asia.
Younger people are more insulated because they’ve known their economic prospects in many cases were bleak; debt loads will be an issue for some. The middle-aged middle class with mortgages and/or children, and older workers forced to forego retirement, are in for a rough ride.
The Trump campaign must accept that the old routine, “Are you better off than four years ago?”, won’t work for some time; they really need to drive home the fact that Biden offers no solutions either.
I would like to see a poll done to count the amount of people who are instead of suicidal, homocidal. There are a lot of people out there on the edge right now and a lot of them would rather eliminate the cause of their problems rather than themselves.
People need hope. If hope is taken away, life can easily become very difficult. America has always been the land where hard work, calculated risks, and self improvement paid off. This younger generation has been brow beaten into victimhood from an early age. Victims rarely have graditude for where they are, what they have and the promise of the future.
In Virginia, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for people aged 16-25. Covid doesn’t even register.
If you have never experienced this, it is understandable that you will be skeptical and think you are way too intelligent to believe in a God you cannot see. Yet, you will believe in viruses (for instance) you cannot see. I know, you are thinking, but I see the results of the virus, I see what it does, so I can know its real. If you give God a chance, He will prove to you that He is as real too. He will open the eyes of your heart so that you WILL see Him clearly. And better yet, He will take the burden of stress from you and give you calm and peace.
Ill give you an example of what walking with and trusting in God does for you..... Years ago my Dad was in hospital in Atlanta, my brother came at midnight to relieve me of sitting with Dad. I left the hospital worried and stressed and scared to drive home from an area I was not familiar with. It was dark, no GPS or cell phone in those days, and all of a sudden I was lost, no idea where I was and crying. I pulled over and in desperation prayed and laid it all on God. I knew that asking in Jesus name, He would hear me and answer. Of course I didnt hear a voice tell me anything, but with trust I started driving and each time I felt the very strong urge to turn, I turned. About 15 minutes later I saw the sign for I-400 North and the way home.
No one who knows Gods love for ALL His children, and who will surrender the free will God gave to us, surrender it back to Him, admit we cant do it all without His help, and believe that God justifies our deserving of this gift to us through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus as payment for our sins (YES, ITS AS EASY AS THAT... JUST BELIEVING), if you do this it is not possible to want to commit suicide.
All over the country, people are considering suicide
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For themself, or for someone else, a la Hillary and the hotline?
Just turn off the bad news then.
Guy at works nephew that committed suicide a couple months ago hung himself not 10 feet from his dad who was working in the next room. They went looking for him for hours all over the place before finding him in this bedroom closet. This was in Oregon. So damn sad. The dad was near comatose for awhile. Now heavily medicated, they said.
How very compassionate of you.
You...are a heartless, stupid moron.
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