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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

U.S. suicide rates are at their highest since World War II, according to federal data"and the opioid crisis, widespread social media use and high rates of stress may be among the myriad contributing factors. In 2017, 14 out of every 100,000 Americans died by suicide, according to a new analysis released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. That's a 33% increase since 1999, and the highest age-adjusted suicide rate recorded in the U.S. since 1942.

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20,000 extra people since DOTARD.

Coincidence? I think not.

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#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-16 07:15 AM | Reply

People see a bleak future of struggling without getting ahead and decide it's not worth it.

As the middle class is further eroded by neo-liberal policies pushed by both parties this will only get worse.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-16 07:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm going to put on my Fresno500 costume for a second and say that these are the type of circumstances have contributed to the disproportionate rate of suicides for black people for generations but nobody GAF. Now that the white middle class is being affected it's suddenly a cause for concern. I'm not saying we deserve what we're getting but.... karma isn't always instant.

#3 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-10-16 08:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'm going to put on my Fresno500 costume for a second and say that these are the type of circumstances have contributed to the disproportionate rate of suicides for black people for generations but nobody GAF.

Now that the white middle class is being affected it's suddenly a cause for concern.

QFT

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-16 08:52 AM | Reply

It's almost as if, hear me out now, it's a pressing concern because centrists are starting to feel the heat and there is a political advantage to be gained there. Nobody was going to win any votes from indifferent centrist whites when it was mainly a black problem.

#5 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-10-16 09:09 AM | Reply

Fear of extinction due to global warming, er, fear of global warming.

Either that or it's Jimmy Dore's fault.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-10-16 09:47 AM | Reply

ZPG IS obtainable!

#7 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-10-16 11:18 AM | Reply

Keep it classy, MSGT.

#8 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-10-16 11:33 AM | Reply

"Where there is no hope, the people perish."

NIV version: Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction." Proverbs of Solomon 29:18

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2019-10-16 02:16 PM | Reply

Just as I Predicted!

OBAMA is killing people

- leftcoastoecentrelawyerJ

#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-10-16 03:31 PM | Reply

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