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Suicide boom in post-nuclear Japan

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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:51 AM
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Yep sure comes across as a hive mentality... strange behaviour that appears more cult like rather than social values. I really can't understand why people would leave their kids in this situation even if the parent wants to do a slow and tragic death by radiation Hara-kiri. I think I may have been misinterpreting their determined resolve for stubborn stupidity for years.

As for this....


Women are more prone to committing suicide also which ties in to their generally higher rate of suicide these days. But the sepuku was one manly way to kill yourself i must admit.
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From what I understand its males who have a propensity for suicide in all cultures/countries.




posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:59 AM
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Originally posted by LexiconV
Yep sure comes across as a hive mentality... strange behaviour that appears more cult like rather than social values. I really can't understand why people would leave their kids in this situation even if the parent wants to do a slow and tragic death by radiation Hara-kiri. I think I may have been misinterpreting their determined resolve for stubborn stupidity for years.

As for this....


Women are more prone to committing suicide also which ties in to their generally higher rate of suicide these days. But the sepuku was one manly way to kill yourself i must admit.
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From what I understand its males who have a propensity for suicide in all cultures/countries.


wikipedia says you are right about that, but personal experience screams otherwise to me.

But I will say I stand corrected for now.

I was confusing suicide attempts with actually being successful. Women have a far higher number of attempts but their non confrontational non violent nature leads them to try and kill themselves with less effective means.
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Women are also more prone to depression and holy crap as I type this a don't kill yourself commercial with sergent dan from forest gump just came on!!
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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:38 AM
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really what did it say?
dont kill urself,the goverment will do it for ya? or somthing like that



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 05:21 AM
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Fears of Suicide Surge in Japan's Tsunami Zone



More than 430,000 people were forced into emergency shelters. Homes were destroyed. Communities cut off. The phone counseling service ‘Inochi no Denwa’ in Sendai, one of the worst hit cities, is beefing up its services to deal with an anticipated rise in the number of calls. Kazuko Demura, the organization’ chairwoman, said, "Immediately after the quake and tsunami everyone was really scared.

On the telephone, everyone said they were frightened, especially people with existing mental health problems. For example, in the shelters they can’t sleep, they have no medication, so their mental health is getting worse and worse." Fallout from the nuclear plant in Fukushima prompted a Japanese farmer to hang himself.

Local media say a government worker killed himself in April, as did a father who had lost his daughter. There are fears the trickle could become a torrent. Japan already has the highest suicide rate in the world - at more than 30,000 deaths per year for the last 13 years. Several months since the tsunami, the mental effects are still great, said Demura.


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