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  • Sailors allowed to move off USS George Washington after multiple suicides

    05/04/2022 3:42:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5-3-22 | Eleanor Watson
    Eleanor Watson Tue, May 3, 2022, 12:21 PM·3 min read The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington leaves the US naval base in Yokosuka, 60 kms south of Tokyo, for the last time for refueling and complex overhaul on May 18, 2015. / Credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP via Getty Images (TORU YAMANAKA/AFP via Getty Images) More than 200 sailors on the USS George Washington took the opportunity Monday to move off the ship to accommodations at a local installation. The move is part of the Navy's response to support the crew who lost three shipmates to suicide within one week in...
  • Top Biden health official says trans youth being ‘driven to depths of despair’

    05/01/2022 10:00:30 PM PDT · by RandFan · 69 replies
    thehill ^ | 05/01/22 5:19 PM ET | BY BRAD DRESS
    Assistant Health Secretary Rachel Levine said trans youth are being “driven to depths of despair” and committing suicide at alarming rates, during a speech on Saturday about the dangers of anti-trans laws being passed in red states across the country. Levine, the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, said in a speech at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth that LGBTQ youth are being “attacked” and have “few places to turn” for help. “I want to say this very, very clearly: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans are committing suicide at a rate...
  • Suicides? Really? Mysterious deaths of Russian Oligarchs and their families (videos)

    04/27/2022 2:18:18 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies
    Strange Sounds ^ | 4/26/22 | Strange Sounds
    Here 4 separate instances of Kremlin-connected, extremely wealthy Russians with ties to the oil industry who have died by suicide since Russia’s war in Ukraine began. Were they against Putin and his war? Did they really suicide?
  • New Zealand: Bishops Accept Euthanasia Suicide, Call It "Good Faith"

    11/07/2021 8:19:35 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | November 7, 2021 | Gloria TV
    New Zealand: Bishops Accept Euthanasia Suicide, Call It "Good Faith"New Zealand's bishops de facto accept a new “End-of-Life Choice Act” euthanasia law that comes into effect November 7.Five pages of verbose guidelines for priests call it a “sign of good intent” when persons planning to kill themselves request spiritual accompaniment. Speaking about "assisted dying," the bishops expect that the wanna-be suicides' request will be granted.They call it "proper" to give the sacraments to suicides who requests them, and claim that priests ("ministers") are entitled to presume that a suicide who conscientiously transgresses the fifth commandment ("thou shalt not kill") and...
  • Pentagon: Army Active Service Suicides Jump 46% Compared To Last Year. More Have Died Of Suicide Than Covid Since The Start

    10/14/2021 6:23:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/1/21 | Andrew Mark Miller and Lucas Y Tomlinson
    Suicides in the U.S. Army's active-duty forces jumped 46-percent last quarter compared to the same period last year, according to a new suicide report from the Pentagon. In Q2 of 2021, 60 active-duty U.S. Army personnel members lost their lives to suicide compared to 41 the previous year. Pentagon: 46% spike in suicide among U.S.Army’s active-duty forces in Q2 compared tosame period last year, the number of U.S. military personnel both active and reserve who died from suicide in Q2 of 2021 was 139 compared to 130 during the same period last year.Comparatively, the total number of military personnel...
  • Five Times More Children Committed Suicide Than Died of COVID-19 During Lockdown: UK Study

    07/17/2021 6:16:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Epoch Times, ^ | July 15, 2021 | Jack Phillips
    Five times more children and young people committed suicide than died of COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic in the United Kingdom, according to a study, which also concluded that lockdowns are more detrimental to children’s health than the virus itself. Researchers with the University College London, the University of York, the University of Liverpool, and the University of Bristol found in a study (pdf) that has not yet been peer-reviewed that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, otherwise known as the coronavirus, doesn’t appear to present a significant risk to children as compared with other age groups....
  • CDC Reports 51% Increase in Suicide Attempts Among Teenage Girls

    07/02/2021 12:25:56 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 57 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | June 25, 2021 | Brett Cooper
    Beth Palmer was 17 and dreaming of becoming a singer in March 2020 when the United Kingdom went into lockdown because of the coronavirus. One month later, she was dead. "She was a wonderful, wonderful daughter. She was just funny, she lit up the room.," said Mike Palmer, Beth’s father. "She was so affectionate and loving as well. She basically had the world at her feet. She had everything, everything to live for.” Palmer didn’t die of the coronavirus. She took her own life. An aspiring singer and vocal student at the Access Creative College in Manchester, Palmer crumbled in...
  • CDC: ER visits for drug overdoses, suicide attempts rise during pandemic

    02/04/2021 10:47:17 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 3, 2021 | Brian P. Dunleavy
    Hospital emergency rooms in the United States saw an increase in patients requiring treatment for drug overdoses and suicide attempts in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic raged, according to an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry... ERs treated 14% more drug overdose patients on a weekly basis last year and treated 6% more patients after a suicide attempt compared to prior years, the data showed. The findings highlight the need to account for the mental health effects on the pandemic as part of the overall public health response, the researchers, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wrote...
  • Two officers who defended the Capitol have died by suicide, a police chief says.

    01/28/2021 11:23:41 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    NYT ^ | 01 28 2021 | Staff
    A second police officer who defended the Capitol during the siege on Jan. 6 has died by suicide, the acting chief of the Metropolitan Police Department told Congress this week. Chief Robert J. Contee III told a House committee that Officer Jeffrey Smith, a 12-year veteran of his department, had killed himself on Jan. 15 and that Officer Howard Liebengood, a 15-year veteran of the Capitol Police, had also died by suicide days after the attack. The Police Department declined to give a cause for Officer Smith’s death or say whether it was connected to the riot. His family could...
  • Scientists Criticize Lockdown Strategy in Great Barrington Declaration

    10/15/2020 5:37:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    FRC Action ^ | October 14, 2020 | Joshua Arnold
    "In March we panicked," said Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. "Not just in America, the world panicked and threw out the old plan." Dr. Bhattacharya teaches medicine at Stanford University, where he researches the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. With 135 articles published in top peer-reviewed journals, his credentials are impeccable. "The old plan" relied on the time-tested public health measures that successfully eradicated diseases like polio and smallpox, not the total lockdowns implemented in 2020. In response, Dr. Bhattacharya and colleagues from Harvard and Oxford authored the Great Barrington Declaration, which expresses "grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental...
  • Horowitz: ,College kids much more likely to die from car wrecks, alcohol, or drugs than virus

    08/22/2020 8:48:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | August 20, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz ·
    As you send your kids off to college, you might be apprehensive about them getting killed. But if you follow the data instead of the media, you will understand that they are exponentially more likely to die from a car accident or from getting convinced to drink or shoot up drugs than from COVID-19. ... What is shocking and laughable, yet tragic at the same time, is the lack of recognition that not wearing masks (even assuming they work) is the least of the “high-risk” behavior on campuses. ... Drugs, alcohol, and deadly car crashes, unfortunately, are not limited by...
  • Media Spreads Texas Official’s Sick Misleading COVID-19 Panic-Porn

    07/20/2020 12:15:29 PM PDT · by Michal T · 6 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/19/20 | Michael Thau
    Latest column. It's a bit different. Covers egregious disinformation that the media spread Sunday about COVID and lays out some facts about the virus not being reported. But also tries to make how cruel these lockdowns are to people suffering from severe depression and the shamefully ignored massive spike in suicides that occurred as a consequence real to people by imagining what it must have been like for those who took their own lives. It's very very dark, which it had to be, but not sure how successful it is. Hard for me to tell. Also wanted to say thanks...
  • California doctors say they've seen more deaths from suicide than coronavirus since lockdowns

    05/22/2020 3:59:37 AM PDT · by cba123 · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Today | Andrew Mark Miller
    Doctors in Northern California say they have seen more deaths from suicide than they’ve seen from the coronavirus during the pandemic. “The numbers are unprecedented,” Dr. Mike deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, told ABC 7 News about the increase of suicide deaths adding that he’s seen a “year’s worth of suicides” in the last four weeks alone.
  • Teen commits suicide likely over stress from coronavirus lockdown

    04/12/2020 1:15:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 12, 2020 | 3:37pm | Jackie Salo
    A California teen girl died by suicide — likely while grappling with the stress caused by coronavirus lockdowns, according to reports. Jo’Vianni “Jo” Smith, 15, was found dead at her Stockton home, where she hanged herself amid the state’s stay-at-home orders, news station KTXL reported.
  • Marine Plants American Flag Every Mile for Veterans With PTSD

    01/20/2020 10:56:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 18, 2020 | Andrew Dawson
    To close out her 2019, Lupita Hernandez stopped after every mile to plant a small flag along Interstate-10 between Houston and San Antonio. Each pause in her 200-mile run was to honor a fellow veteran battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), something she has dealt with since she retired from the Marines in 2004. PTSD still affects her life each day, whether personally or in Hernandez’s work in the Veteran Treatment Court in Harris County, Texas. On average, 22 veterans commit suicide everyday, and that’s a statistic that is always on her mind. “I wanted to bring awareness to the stigma...
  • A Science-Based Case for Ending the Porn Epidemic

    12/17/2019 6:13:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    American Greatness ^ | December 15, 2019 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. I think many readers of this article will respond with outrage, and many will see it says things they already knew to be true—and I think these two groups will largely overlap. The most powerful obstacle to confronting a destructive addiction is denial, and collectively we are in denial about pornography. Since it seems somehow relevant, let me state at the outset that I am French. Every fiber of my Latin, Catholic body recoils at puritanism of any sort, especially the bizarre, Anglo-Puritan kind so prevalent in America. I...
  • Subordinate Sex Is Bad and So Is Revenge Porn

    11/04/2019 8:56:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 1, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    Freshman Rep. Katie Hill resigned Thursday in the wake of multiple controversies, including engaging in at least one sexual relationship with a campaign staff member. Conservative website Red State published intimate photos of the California Democrat on Oct. 18 after they were leaked to the site, sparking a debate about inappropriate relationships and “revenge porn.” Hill should not have engaged in a relationship with a subordinate while holding public office, and thus should shoulder the blame for that choice. Nonetheless, there’s little the public can do about her personal choices other than to call for her resignation. There may be...
  • Gun Control Group Pushing “Red Flag” Laws To Disarm Veterans

    10/25/2019 11:14:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies ^ | Oct. 24, 2019 | Cam Edwards
    Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety is out with a new report urging the use of “red flag” laws to deprive veterans of their guns in hopes of reducing suicide, but their gun control solution to a mental health problem is getting pushback from many in the military. We’ve talked extensively about the problems with flag laws here at Bearing Arms, but forget the due process concerns for a moment. Who really believes that the best way to help a suicidal veteran is to take their guns away and then leave them alone? “Red flag” laws are a gun control...
  • Newly passed California resolution blames ‘religious groups’ for LGBT suicides

    09/17/2019 2:24:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies ^ | Sept. 17, 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    SACRAMENTO, September 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The California legislature has voted in a resolution that blames "religious groups" who hold to biblical understandings of sex and gender as responsible for "disproportionately high rates" of suicide among homosexuals and transgenders. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 99 declares that homosexuality and transgenderism are “part of natural variations that occur in sexual orientation and gender identity” and condemns counseling services that help people resolve unwanted gender confusion or same-sex attraction.
  • Seattle Bishop Approves Funeral for Gay Shaman Who Committed Suicide

    08/31/2019 9:32:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 30, 2019 | Christine Niles
    Seattle Bishop Approves Funeral for Gay Shaman Who Committed Suicide In 2014 Abp. Sartain approved the funeral Mass of a homosexual priest who abused 10 boys The archbishop of Seattle, Washington approved Catholic funeral rites for an active, unrepentant homosexual whose highly publicized suicide party involved "marrying" his gay partner while being accompanied by clairvoyants.  It's not the first time Abp. J. Peter Sartain has gotten in hot water over a funeral. In 2014 he was criticized for allowing the funeral Mass of a homosexual priest who had admitted to abusing as many as 10 boys. His funeral Mass was concelebrated by...