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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klasaine
May 19 2019, 02:07 PM
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Yeah, I've heard and read that a lot lately (last couple of years). Another side note is that most of them are overdosing on prescription meds or shooting themselves with their own guns.

I chalk it up to the inability to pay insane medical bills as you age as well as believing that your era is over (and ain't comin back) which I don't actually think is true. That sort ties into what Mertay mentioned as "lack of emotional intelligence".

Maybe it's regional, but as a middle aged white guy ... I don't really feel it. Having said that, starting about two years ago my wife now makes twice my salary laugh.gif - she also has two master's degrees, so ...
But I'm not gonna shoot myself. I'm gonna relax.
Stay in school kids.

And the world keeps spinning round ...

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