This will be an ongoing page that I’ll add to as I gather information.
The results of socialism on suicide rates are devastating, especially for men in our society. The numbers reveal a major problem is being ignored and the causes are being hid as well. Major causes seem to be all attributable to feminism and communism and big government in our society. Some of the causes the research indicates are; the lack of treatment for men, the depression caused by the high single person and divorce rate, child custody and divorce law favoring women, the high fatherless-home rate, the dehumanization caused by the police state, socialism, sexual abuse, the high jobless rate, low wages even for those employed, no affordable rent or mortgages due to mass immigration and foreign investment in our housing market, poverty, drug and alcohol use, public school, mass incarceration and long term social punishment for minor crimes, unjust criminal courts, taxation, fees and fines (which is also taxation), government corruption, and to a lesser extent the influence of media which fosters all of this. To confront these things I will be compiling information to be used as a resource for others to help dispel the myths surrounding suicide and mental health and to help identify the causes, especially as it relates to men as they are the most at risk.
If you, or someone you know or come into contact with suggests or thinks you or they may be tempted to commit suicide please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-799-4889 for the deaf or hearing impaired or online chat with workers at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org and there are more State based numbers listed at http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html
The studies as I compile the information (still in embryonic stage).
https://freebeacon.com/issues/the-curious-case-of-americas-suicide-crisis/ “Every year since the turn of the millennium, the number of Americans dying by suicide has risen, with nearly 50,000 deaths in 2018 alone. That steady increase began after almost a decade and a half of decline and has proceeded at such a pace that 2018’s per capita suicide rate is the highest since the start of World War II. Suicide is now among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, the second-most common cause for Americans between the ages of 10 and 24, and the third-most for those between 25 and 44.” This article tries to link suicide rise to guns but ultimately fails as I predicted. I know the real reason of increased suicide rates is socialism, the only cause they didn’t explore which would be blatantly obvious if they studied the outrageously high suicide rate in the far East. The article ultimately concludes, “All of these would-be explanations show us more we cannot explain. The suicide rise goes up as risky behavior goes down; it does not track economic rise-and-fall; it’s driven not by firearms but by suffocation…” Yep. Socialism SUCKS THE AIR OUT OF LIFE and OUT OF PEOPLE depriving people of FREEDOM and therefore DESTROYS THEIR SPIRIT which the Bible describes as BREATH. It’s not hard people. But nobody listens to me. They’d rather spend endless amounts of money to study something that a poor man figured out long ago with a dime-store King James Bible in his hand. And the reason they don’t see a correlation with economic success is because they are tracking OVERALL economic success which includes the success of the top-earners, not the individual people involved. It’s obvious that the poor in our society are at more risk of suicide than the rich unless those rich people happen to know Hillary Clinton.
Deaths from despair keep rising especially among white men. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/state-health-among-american-men-040100395.html
The article linked next as a typical anti-gun propaganda piece lies and says access to firearms may be partly responsible for increasing suicide rates among the youth, but fails to note that those under the age of 18 used to be able to purchase handguns, shotguns, semi-automatic, and fully automatic firearms without restriction when the suicide rate for youths was lower. If any correlation between access to firearms and the prevailing suicide rate can be found then it must be that restricting access to firearms INCREASES the suicide rate for while gun laws keep getting MORE restrictive the suicide rate in ALL age groups keeps going up and this theory is PROVEN by the suicide rate of Japan being outrageously highly even though firearm access is almost impossible. This is yet another example of how the truth is the opposite of whatever the media says. https://www.wsj.com/articles/youth-suicide-rate-rises-56-in-decade-cdc-says-11571284861
Australian stats – “Six Australian men commit suicide every day, but a new report reveals another 30,000 men per year call ambulances when having suicidal thoughts or attempts.” & “National figures show more than 3000 people take their lives each year — most of them are men. Suicide is the leading cause of death for men aged under 44.” https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/new-figures-show-male-suicide-crisis-in-men-worse-than-commonly-thought/
“Life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen for the second year in a row, thanks to a combination of drug and alcohol use and suicides, according to a new report released Wednesday.
The drop was particularly large among middle-age white Americans and those living in rural communities, experts said in a report in the BMJ, formerly known as the British Medical Journal.
The report complements one released in December from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that also found U.S. life expectancy was down for the second straight year.
“We are seeing an alarming increase in deaths from substance abuse and despair,” said Steven Woolf at Virginia Commonwealth University, a co-author of the latest report. The idea of the “American Dream” is increasingly out of reach as social mobility declines and fewer children face a better future than their parents, he said.” etc.
That article pushes an anti-gun agenda and socialized medicine with the section which says … “Americans also engage in unhealthy or risky behaviors — such as high calorie intake, drug abuse and firearm ownership — live in cities designed for cars rather than pedestrians or cyclists, have weaker social welfare supports and lack universal health insurance. “The consequences of these choices are dire: not only more deaths and illness, but also escalating health care costs, a sicker workforce and a less competitive economy. Future generations may pay the greatest price,” the report concludes.”
By that logic the suicide rate in Japan which has virtual NO firearm ownership and DOES have socialized medicine should be incredibly low right? But it’s not. The exact OPPOSITE is true. My thesis is correct then and theirs is wrong. The suicide rate of Americans continues to INCREASE as the society becomes more SOCIALIST and regulatory about firearms.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/11/student-8-beaten-kicked-kills-himself/317441001/ “The 8-year-old boy died Jan. 26, the first youth suicide in 2017 in Hamilton County, Ohio. Seven county residents 18 and younger have died as suicides this year. Last year, there were 13. The yearly average is about five.”
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/economic-toll-high-suicide-rates-japan-south-korea/ “Japan and South Korea have some of the highest life expectancies in the world — 83.3 years and 81.5 years respectively. However, they also have two of the highest suicide rates, especially among males. In 2013, male suicide rates were 41.7 and 26.9 per 100,000 in South Korea and Japan respectively…The main reasons for these high suicide rates include adverse economic conditions, unemployment, changing family structures, depression, inadequate access and resistance to mental health care, and substance abuse, according to “The Cost of High Suicide Rates in Japan and South Korea: Reduced Life Expectancies,” a research paper by Wharton student Elliot Oblander; Sojung Carol Park, associate professor of finance at Seoul National University in South Korea; and Jean Lemaire, Wharton professor of statistics and actuarial science.”
“In 2010, the latest suicide statistics show that 38,364 people killed themselves nationally and 30,277 of those were men… Men are literally killing themselves to get their concerns heard, but no one is listening.” – Source : Men On Strike – Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream – and Why It Matters – Helen Smith, PhD. citing – 2012 American Foundation of Suicide Statistics, http://www.afsp.org/index.chm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_ID04ECB949-C3D9-5FFA-DA9C65C381BAAECo
“Men kill themselves at much higher rates than women: four men for every one woman.” – Source : Men On Strike – Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream – and Why It Matters – Helen Smith, PhD. citing – 2012 American Foundation of Suicide Statistics, http://www.afsp.org/index.chm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_ID04ECB949-C3D9-5FFA-DA9C65C381BAAECo
“American Father Self-Immolates to Protest Against Family Courts,” International Business Times, June 17, 2011, http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/164827/20110617/thomas-ball-self-immolate-child-support.htm
http://jech.bmj.com/content/57/12/993 “Divorced men were over eight times more likely to commit suicide than divorced women (RR = 8.36, 95% CI = 4.24 to16.38). After taking into account other factors that have been reported to contribute to suicide, divorced men still experienced much increased risks of suicide than divorced women. They were nearly 9.7 times more likely to kill themselves than comparable divorced women (RR = 9.68, 95% CI = 4.87 to 19.22). Put another way, for every divorced woman that committed suicide, over nine divorced men killed themselves.” referencing :
http://jech.bmj.com/content/54/4/254?ijkey=33143f8816f56bf7decd535cbfda54c8d7495749&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha “RESULTS For the entire sample, higher risks of suicide were found in divorced than in married persons. Divorced and separated persons were over twice as likely to commit suicide as married persons (RR=2.08, 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) 1.58, 2.72). Being single or widowed had no significant effect on suicide risk. When data were stratified by sex, it was observed that the risk of suicide among divorced men was over twice that of married men (RR=2.38, CI 1.77, 3.20). Among women, however, there were no statistically significant differentials in the risk of suicide by marital status categories.
CONCLUSIONS Marital status, especially divorce, has strong net effect on mortality from suicide, but only among men. The study showed that in epidemiological research on suicide, more accurate results would be obtained if samples are stratified on the basis of key demographic or social characteristics. The study further observed that failure to control for relevant socioeconomic variables or combining men and women in the same models could produce misleading results… At the bivariate level (table 2, model 1), African American men were 51% less likely to commit suicide than white men. Lower levels of education and income increased suicide risk. Men residing in the West were more likely to commit suicide than those residing elsewhere in the country. The only age group that seemed to be at an increased risk of suicide was the group 65 years or older…Men with low levels of education were significantly more likely to experience suicide than those with 16 years of schooling or more. Similarly, men in the lowest income groups had increased risks of suicide. For example, men with household incomes under $5000 were 76% more likely to commit suicide than men with household incomes $25 000 or more. Men whose household income was in the $5000–$9999 range had a risk of suicide that was 1.6 times that of men with household incomes $25 000 or more. Men in the West were 1.3 times as likely to kill themselves as those in the rest of the United States. In the multivariate results, age was unrelated to suicide… As can be seen in table 3, there was no significant difference in the risk of suicide by marital status among women.
In addition to marital status effects, there were other notable differences between men and women. Low educational attainment was a risk factor for suicide among men. In the female equations (both models 1 and 2) education had no effect on suicide. Whereas low income increased the risk of suicide among men, income seems unrelated to suicide among women. Western region residence was related to suicide among women at the bivariate level, but it lost statistical significance in the adjusted equation (table 3, model 2). It is also interesting to note that while age was unrelated to suicide among men, it was a significant risk factor for women. Specifically, women in the age group 65 years or more were over 2.4 times as likely to commit suicide as women 15–24 years old.”
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Unemployed and suicidal men called unattractive and crazy by Breitbart.com http://www.breitbart.com/economics/2017/04/11/unemployment-makes-men-unattractive-crazy/
The results came from an analysis of the aptly named “How Couples Meet and Stay Together” survey, collected from 2,262 adults with opposite sex partners who answered questions about their relationship status between 2009 and 2015. Women initiated 69% of divorces, compared to 31% of men. http://time.com/4007174/which-spouse-asks-for-divorce/
“Turns Out That the Husband’s Job Is Probably the Best Predictor of Divorce… the risk of divorce increases substantially when the husband isn’t employed full-time.” http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/07/husbands-job-predicts-divorce.html
“There are several possible reasons as to why divorced male suicide rates are so high. Sociology professors at the University of California and their research suggest that many stem from the separation between father and child. In cases involving custody dispute, the courts are often ready to grant custody to the mother, due to an assumption that the bond between mother and child is stronger than that of a father and child. In the minds of those fathers, they’ve not only lost their marriage, but also their children and any assets or property that was divided during the proceedings.” http://mensdivorce.com/suicide-rates-high-divorced-men/
“Suicide-Related Cases Increasingly Common in Children’s Hospitals, Study Finds” https://www.studyfinds.org/suicide-children-self-harm/
“8-year-old suicide: Student was beaten, kicked” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/11/student-8-beaten-kicked-kills-himself/317441001/
“Watch: Insurance Companies Recommending Assisted Suicide for Terminally Ill Patients” http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/31/watch-doctor-says-insurance-companies-recommending-assisted-suicide-terminally-ill-patients/
“Michelle Carter found guilty in landmark texting suicide case | Boston Herald” http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2017/06/michelle_carter_found_guilty_in_landmark_texting_suicide_case
Why Men Are Killing Themselves http://www.newsweek.com/2015/02/20/suicide-men-305913.html
Why more men will soon find themselves doing ‘women’s work’ – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/12/why-more-men-will-soon-find-themselves-doing-womens-work/?utm_term=.3ba445aab679
Millennials Don’t Consider Themselves Adults Until Age 30 http://www.thewrap.com/millennials-adults-30-tv/
Student: Notre Dame Expelled Me Because I’m Male – The Daily Beast http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/25/student-notre-dame-expelled-me-because-i-m-male.html
University lets female students take home exam to try and close gender gap | New York Post http://nypost.com/2017/06/12/university-lets-female-students-take-home-exam-to-try-and-close-gender-gap/
CNN’s Sellers Blasts GOP for ’13 All-White Males’ Writing Health Care Bill’ – ‘Travesty of Justice’ – Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/06/18/cnns-sellers-blasts-gop-for-13-all-white-males-writing-health-care-bill-travesty-of-justice/
Study: More Men Hired in Gender-Blind Job Application Process “The trial also revealed that adding a male name to a candidate’s application made them 3.2 percent less likely to get the job while adding a female name made it 2.9 percent more likely that the candidate would be hired.” http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/06/30/study-more-men-hired-in-gender-blind-job-application-process/
A lady named Ms. Sutton contacted me about this section of my website and said that two young people that she has been working with named Addie and Danny had found this section and found it useful for the research they were doing and that they had also found another website that had helpful tips on preventing suicide. Ms. Sutton asked if I could include the link they found on my page so that it could be found more easily. Addie’s and Danny’s research into this important topic is so wonderful and I’m glad to see that young people are thinking about ways to help others. Here’s the link that they found. I hope it helps everyone. :) https://choicemutual.com/suicide-prevention/
Also a youtuber named Nobita made a video about suicide in Japan that I thought was very good so check it out.