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Suicide is the cause of more deaths than car crashes, according to an alarming new study.
The number of people who commit suicide in the U.S. has drastically increased while deaths from car accidents have dropped, making suicide the leading cause of injury death.
Suicides via falls or poisoning have risen significantly and experts fear that there could be many more unaccounted for, particularly in cases of overdose.
Originally posted by ldyserenity
Are any of them wall=streeters?
One can only hope.
Originally posted by beezzer
Suicide is a solution to a problem. Albiet, a poor solution, but one none the less.
Now are we seeing people resort to suicide because of economic malaise?
Are we seeing the result of a generation with poor decision-making abilities?
There is increased risk of suicide in some families.
Psychodynamic proposals concerning suicide have emphasized contributions of conflicts, losses, and changes in relationships as contributors to suicidal risk, and have often viewed suicide as a depressive or psychotic act, sometimes associated with fantasies of escape, reward, reunion, or resurrection. "Depression" in psychoanalytic theory need not be a diagnosable major affective disorder, but can involve self-punitive mechanisms arising from guilt or shame.
Suicide can be conceptualized psychologically as an excessive reaction arising from intense preoccupation with humiliation and disappointment that is driven by punitive and aggressive impulses of revenge, spite, or self-sacrifice, wishes to kill and be killed, or yearning for release into a better experience through death.[
Although social isolation and material or emotional deprivation seem to play a fundamental role in suicide, multifactorial biopsychosocial models usually are favored today, and they offer the most comprehensive available theoretical models.
Suicide is more frequent at both extremes of the socioeconomic spectrum, and there is increased risk following sharp changes of status -- up or down. However, very high and low levels of education show a lower suicide risk.
Urban life has often been blamed for creating isolating anomic environments with high suicide rates.
Originally posted by seagull
The cancer is gone.