posted on Nov, 16 2021 @ 12:40 PM
Heat and humidity . . . could be linked to a rise in suicide
according to a scientific report that used data from 60 countries over several decades
the link could be a result of the body’s difficulty with regulating temperature in humid environments
“the shock of going from colder temperatures to extreme temperatures” can be “dangerous to mental health.”
I came across this interesting article today about a long-term research study across several decades and 60 countries that seems to find a link
between humidity and suicide rates, or otherwise negative mental health effects. I think it's spot on and I agree 100%.
I live in Pennsylvania. I've lived here for the majority of my life. If you're not familiar with Pennsylvania, it gets plenty cold enough to snow. I
personally find cold weather comfortable. My body doesn't handle heat well. Rather, my body seems to be attuned to cold weather. In fact, I used to
go out in winter to shovel snow and I'd get so warm that I'd end up shoveling the snow in shorts and a t-shirt, and it felt amazing
. When it's
cold outside, if you get too warm you can simply remove a layer or two of clothing. If you get too cold, you can simply put a layer or two back on.
Cold hands? Wear some gloves. Cold head? Wear a hat. It's very easy to maintain a comfortable body temperature in cold weather.
Now, like I said I've spent most of my life in Pennsylvania, and would be comfortable enough in the cold to shovel snow in shorts and a t-shirt.
However, I once had to move to and live in Florida for 5 years. I completely relate to this article pointing out that the shock to the body of going
from cold temperatures to extreme temperatures can effect mental health. I felt like I was in Hell. My body felt disgustingly horrible every single
day in a way I don't even know how to describe, and I couldn't escape it. It's not like cold weather where you can simply put something on or take
something off - you're just trapped inside your body. I think the entirety of those 5 years were the most depressed I've ever felt in my life,
specifically because of how horrible my body felt in the heat and humidity. I swore to myself I would never step foot back in that state again. I'd
I don't think it's a coincidence that I heard the phrase "the heat down here makes people crazy" several times while I was there.
11/16/2021 by trollz because: (no reason given)