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  • 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 · 74 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...
  • MILTIMORE: Mass Shootings Obscure A Simple Truth — Most People Die From Everything Else

    08/30/2019 9:33:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller. ^ | August 08, 2019 | Jonathan Miltimore
    despite what you may have heard, the frequency of mass shootings hasn’t changed much over recent decades. In fact, such shootings are rare and account for a tiny fraction of overall gun deaths in America. About 33,000 people are fatally shot in the U.S. each year. About two-thirds of these deaths are suicides. Another third of these are homicides, which have been steadily declining for decades. In 2015, some 13,286 people were killed in the U.S. by firearms in non-suicide related deaths. In 1993, that figure was 18,253. In most of the years in between, part of a decades-long trend...
  • New data shows depth of U.S. mental health crisis

    07/01/2019 1:48:22 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    axios ^ | 6/30/19 | axios
    U.S. suicide rates are at the highest level since World War II, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, per Bloomberg's Cynthia Koons. By the numbers: From 2000 to 2006, the suicide rate in the U.S. increased by an average of about 1% a year. From 2006 through 2016, it increased by 2% a year. There were 1.4 million suicide attempts in 2017 and 47,000 deaths. Why it matters: Despite an improvement of material well-being, emotional distress in the U.S. has reached "crisis levels," according to the CDC. Koons reports that the national mental health epidemic...
  • Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier starting to take shape

    02/19/2019 1:53:30 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Oroville Mercury-Register ^ | February 18, 2019 | Will Houseon, Eureka Times-Standard
    Thousands of people who pass over the Golden Gate Bridge likely didn’t notice the four new metal protrusions on its western and eastern flanks. Kymberlyrenee Gamboa did. For the Fair Oaks resident, the four support beams were evidence that the bridge’s ambitious suicide barrier was actually beginning to take form — a project Gamboa and her family had wished was already completed before her 18-year-old son, Kyle, jumped off the bridge five years ago and died. “It was pretty emotional for everybody that has been involved to actually physically see something out there,” Kymberlyrenee Gamboa said. “Because it does take...
  • Amnesty International Gets Ripped For “Toxic” Working Environment

    02/09/2019 9:31:18 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Isreally Cool ^ | 2/6/19 | Aussie Dave
    As Amnesty International obsessively targets Israel, it turns out that they should be paying more attention to what is going on way closer to home. Amnesty International has a “toxic” working environment, with widespread bullying, public humiliation, discrimination and other abuses of power, a report has found. A review into workplace culture, commissioned after two staff members killed themselves last year, found a dangerous “us versus them” dynamic, and a severe lack of trust in senior management, which threatened Amnesty’s credibility as a human rights champion. It added: “As organisational rifts and evidence of nepotism and hypocrisy become public knowledge...
  • NBC Hypes Calls for Gun Sale Waiting Period to Prevent Suicide

    12/16/2018 8:28:27 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 12/15/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    Saturday's Today show on NBC spent almost two minutes highlighting an obituary for a suicide victim in Vermont that is part of an effort to encourage new laws that would require a 24-hour waiting period before purchasing a gun ..... Co-host Sheinelle Jones set up the segment by recalling that the CDC recently reported that the number of gun-related deaths per year is at the highest level in about 40 years. Co-host Peter Alexander then added: "This morning, an obituary for a young man who took his own life is going viral, his parents now calling for stricter gun control...
  • Steve Chapman: The surprising truth about 'gun deaths'

    12/16/2018 7:05:58 AM PST · by rellimpank · 30 replies
    madison,com ^ | 16 dec 21018 | Steve Chapman
    “Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveal,” blared Thursday’s headline on A press release from Everytown for Gun Safety noted that “39,773 people were killed by gun violence in 2017 — approximately 1,100 more than were killed by motor vehicle accidents.” The picture these announcements evoke is of mass shootings and random gun crimes that pose a mortal danger to every American. But that image is not quite accurate. The number of homicides actually declined last year — and is believed to have fallen again this year. Our streets have gotten safer....
  • Study links 'climate change' to rise in suicides

    07/24/2018 8:29:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 7/23/2018 | unk
    Rising seas, vanishing water resources, expanded deserts and disappearing species all have been blamed on global warming. Now it’s to blame for more suicides, says a new report. The Guardian of London reported a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change found warming could be as significant a cause as economic recessions, “which are known to increase self-harm.” “The links between mental health and global warming have not been widely researched but the new work analyzed temperature and suicides across the U.S. and Mexico in recent decades. It found that the rate of suicide rose by 0.7 percent in...