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The Financial Crisis Is Driving Hordes of Americans to Suicide

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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 02:15 PM
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The Financial Crisis Is Driving Hordes of Americans to Suicide


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The body count is still rising. For months on end, marked by bankruptcies, foreclosures, evictions, and layoffs, the economic meltdown has taken a heavy toll on Americans. In response, a range of extreme acts including suicide, self-inflicted injury, murder, and arson have hit the local news. By October 2008, an analysis of press reports nationwide indicated that an epidemic of tragedies spurred by the financial crisis had already spread from Pasadena, California, to Taunton, Massachusetts, from Roseville, Minnesota, to Ocala, Florida.

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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 02:15 PM
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Ah man, this is a sad (albeit not totally unexpected) trend developing.

I remember not long ago, the frightening amount of suicides being reported in Japan, related to people's financial strife and lack of job opportunities.

I hope that we are not going to see a mirror image taking place here in the states, but it does appear that a trend may be developing, coinciding people's financial desperation and hoplessness.

Sigh.

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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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Very similiar but earlier thread on the same issue is going here
Economic troubles bring many to the brink

Please join the discussion there and bring your supporting link too. Thanks. Thread Closed.



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