Suicide Rates Climbing In My Country
Todd Simpson
May 19 2019, 01:23 AM
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For various reasons, the suicide rates in my home country (United States) are at their highest number in half a century. Those most impacted by this are white, middle aged, men who are killing themselves in greater number than any other group. Matter of fact, white men as a group, continue to kill themselves in greater and greater numbers each year. I didn't know this was happening til I saw this article. Our society is as divided as it's been since the Civil War in many ways. Middle aged white men have been hit hard by the shifting global economy. Too many skills and not enough technical education has caused massive job displacement and the result seems to be a steady increase in suicide. This is a sobering statistic. have you guys heard about this?

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db330.htm
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jstcrsn
May 19 2019, 03:21 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 19 2019, 01:23 AM) *
For various reasons, the suicide rates in my home country (United States) are at their highest number in half a century. Those most impacted by this are white, middle aged, men who are killing themselves in greater number than any other group. Matter of fact, white men as a group, continue to kill themselves in greater and greater numbers each year. I didn't know this was happening til I saw this article. Our society is as divided as it's been since the Civil War in many ways. Middle aged white men have been hit hard by the shifting global economy. Too many skills and not enough technical education has caused massive job displacement and the result seems to be a steady increase in suicide. This is a sobering statistic. have you guys heard about this?

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db330.htm
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I think led by if your a white man in america , you are deemed scum of the earth, everything bad that has happened is caused by white man and since society doesn't let them talk about anything ( no outlet for relieving stress ) , what do you think is going to happen

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Todd Simpson
May 20 2019, 05:49 AM
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I'm a white male and I talk about whatever I like? I'm not sure what you are talking about? What can't you talk about?

QUOTE (jstcrsn @ May 18 2019, 10:21 PM) *
I think led by if your a white man in america , you are deemed scum of the earth, everything bad that has happened is caused by white man and since society doesn't let them talk about anything ( no outlet for relieving stress ) , what do you think is going to happen


The Asian countries have even more suicide than we do. We have been catching up recently. That's what got me concerned. We have not seen a rate like this in 50 years.
QUOTE (Adam M @ May 19 2019, 12:40 PM) *
I'm writing about this phenomenon in my thesis and did some research on that. Suicides are among top 3 causes of death in Asia, countries like Korea or Japan and it's most common for people between 15 and 44 years old, mostly because of high expectations, pressure, stress and little to none social interactions. It's sad but in high-populated areas the competition for everything - from grades at school to requirements for well-paid jobs is immense... On rare occasions people who don't meet their family's expectations are even expelled from their homes because their parents are ashamed, etc.

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May 26 2019, 04:12 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 20 2019, 05:49 AM) *
I'm a white male and I talk about whatever I like? I'm not sure what you are talking about? What can't you talk about?

Lets just say if you were a therapist ,lets just say nothing
I tell you how I see things and you dismiss my point of view, proving my point , not even asking me why I might view things that way , just dismissing my white mans view

If I want to talk about having A secure border , I am racist and don't like brown people
I can't talk about abortion because I don't have a uterus
I can't even say I have problems because I can't have problems with all my white man privilege

Don't pretend you don't know society as a whole does not treat me like what I have just described

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