Suicide seems a bit weird, doesn’t it?
All this relatively recent “news” about celebrity suicides seems a bit off to us. For a multitude of reasons.
- The main reason is – that it appears that “celebrity” deaths always become more well known within our society. Coast to coast in fact. It’s also possible that these deaths, which none of us can truly verify happened “as they say they happened,” also often push a narrative of some kind. Not always, but maybe at least some of the time. There are many suicides that happen every day across America. Almost 50,000 per year. But you typically only hear about either the local ones or the high-profile ones. Not something that happened by some drug-addict in Nebraska.
- Suicide as a whole – hasn’t really changed much in the past 70 years. Looking at “statistics,” (which is a leap of faith, to begin with), the suicide rate has stayed statistically consistent for the last seven decades. Between about 10 to 14 suicides per 100,000 people. No apparent (massive) spikes for whatever reason.
- We understand there has been some kind of “peak” in the last 15 years – which we acknowledge, due to the opioid crisis, propagated by the pharmaceutical industry. It’s a multi-billion dollar one in case you weren’t paying attention. CEO’s love their corporate jets and multiple million-dollar homes. Whether that trend continues, time will tell. And whether they care if their customers are dying, is another story I suppose.
How bad does it have to get? You know – to just “off” yourself?
Suicidal tendencies are strange. If you asked me – I’d think that it’s just to get that “ultimate” response from whoever is inflicting your problems.
Yes, I’m sure there are people who are truly at the end of their rope (at least in their minds) that have absolutely nothing left to live for. But we feel there is always something left to live for.
Every closed door leads to new doors. New opportunities. A new life.
Many folks go through down periods. Just like the weather. Shit happens, you know? Yeah – and pretty bad shit happens quite often across our country. But how bad does it have to get to prompt someone into just ending their own life? That – is something I cannot comprehend. Even life-sentence prisoners somehow manage to stay alive. Doesn’t that tell you something?
How many suicides are externally influenced?
Notwithstanding the recent “trend” of drug-influenced suicides – what about the last century? Before the pharma industry had a distinct impact?
Before the internet – and all that “compare my life to your great existence” nonsense, people did still “compare” themselves to others. Society barometers were still in place. Typically based on what you had and how you looked.
Most folks were not judged by their merits – but rather by their possessions. Kind of sucks doesn’t it.?
The same still holds true today.
Your words – perhaps maybe boosted by your social media prowess – may be better today than 100 years ago – but what you have still rules the roost.
You can be the most brilliant verbalist – but if you don’t have a 100k car, brand-name clothes, and a body to match – the odds are against you.
That’s the nature of humanity – and why “celebrity” still rules, and why those “rich people” are still enamored beyond belief, even if their ideals are retarded.
Below is an guest post that elaborates more on the current state of this crisis.
The Big Secret The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want To Tell You About America’s Soaring Suicide Rates
This month two celebrity suicides rocked the nation, and neither of them seemed to make any sense. Kate Spade’s handbag designs had taken the fashion world by storm, and she was supposedly living the kind of lifestyle that millions of Americans can only dream about. And Anthony Bourdain was one of those rare journalists that was greatly loved by both the left and the right. His “Kitchen Confidential” book is currently the #1 best seller on Amazon, and his “Parts Unknown” series was one of CNN’s most popular shows. Why would people that seemingly have everything going for them decide to kill themselves? Well, by the end of this article you will learn some things about suicide and depression in the United States that the mainstream media definitely does not want to talk about. And all you have to do is to follow the money to discover the very disturbing reason why the mainstream media does not want to talk about them.
On average, 123 Americans commit suicide every single day, and now suicide has become the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
But among Americans between the ages of 10 and 34, it is now the second leading cause of death.
Of course it wasn’t always this way. Suicide rates used to be much, much lower. If you can believe it, suicide rates in the United States “have risen nearly 30 percent since 1999” according to the CDC…
Suicide rates in the U.S. have risen nearly 30% since 1999, according to a report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicides increased in both men and women, in all ethnic groups and in both urban and rural areas. Suicide and “self-harm,” a category that includes attempted suicides, cost the nation $70 billion a year in medical care and lost work time, the CDC says.
The CDC says that rates have increased “among both sexes, all racial/ethnic groups, and all urbanization levels”, and so this is not just a trend that is affecting one particular demographic group.
And virtually all age groups are seeing major increases as well. For example, hospitalizations for suicidal thoughts and attempts at children’s hospitals approximately doubled over a recent 7 years period…
At children’s hospitals across the country, hospitalizations for suicidal thoughts and attempts doubled from 2008 to 2015, according to a study published last month in the journal Pediatrics. The highest increases were seen among teens ages 15 to 17 years old.
Middle-aged Americans are also seeing a stunning rise in suicides. According to the CDC, the suicide rate for Americans from the age of 45 to the age of 64 is rising faster than for the general population as a whole…
Earlier research showed that suicides among middle-aged men and women climbed at a higher rate than the overall population. Suicide among men aged 45 to 64 increased 43% from 1999 through 2014. The suicide rate uptick was even higher among women in that age group, though more men died from suicide, the CDC said.
So why is this happening?
History tells us that suicide rates tend to go up during economic recessions, but we are not in a recession at the moment.
According to NBC News, researchers have found that people that kill themselves tend to have certain things in common…
- 42 percent had a relationship problem
- 28 percent had substance abuse issues
- 16 percent had job or financial problems
- 29 percent had some kind of crisis
- 22 percent had a physical health issue
- 9 percent had a criminal legal problem
But those problems have always existed in our society.
To find the truth, we need to go down a rabbit hole, and it is a rabbit hole that the mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about.
The use of antidepressants and other mind-altering drugs is absolutely exploding in our society. According to Time Magazine, the use of antidepressants rose almost 65 percent between 1999 and 2014…
A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that from 2011 through 2014, the most recent data available, close to 13% of people 12 and older said they took an antidepressant in the last month. That number is up from 11% in 2005-2008.
The most recent numbers have increased by nearly 65% since 1999-2002, when 7.7% of Americans reported taking an antidepressant.
And numerous scientific studies have shown that there appears to be a link between antidepressant use and suicide. In fact, the biggest review of clinical trials ever conducted found that the use of antidepressants “doubled the risk of suicide”for those under the age of 18…
Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, the biggest ever review has found, as pharmaceutical companies were accused of failing to report side-effects and even deaths linked to the drugs.
An analysis of 70 trials of the most common antidepressants – involving more than 18,000 people – found they doubled the risk of suicide and aggressive behaviour in under 18s.
If you have ever been on any of these drugs, then you already know that they can really mess with your mind, and they can result in people doing some very irrational things.
In the case of Kate Spade, we do have confirmation that she was taking antidepressants. The following comes directly from her husband’s statement…
She was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last 5 years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety.
We also know that Anthony Bourdain really struggled with depression as well…
The television host also discussed thoughts of depression. In a 2016 episode of Parts Unknown, Bourdain traveled to Argentina for psychotherapy — something widely popular in the country.
“Well, things have been happening,” he says on camera. “I will find myself in an airport, for instance, and I’ll order an airport hamburger. It’s an insignificant thing, it’s a small thing, it’s a hamburger, but it’s not a good one. Suddenly I look at the hamburger and I find myself in a spiral of depression that can last for days.”
Considering the fact that he had been dealing with incidents of severe depression for many years, could it be possible that Bourdain was also taking antidepressants?
If anyone out there can confirm this, please reach out to me with that information.
Of course the mainstream media is never going to address this link, because they do not want to harm their relationships with the big drug companies.
If you ever spend time watching the major news channels in the evening, then you already know that you are bombarded with one drug ad after another. It is their major source of revenue, and they aren’t ever going to do anything that could endanger that.
Today, the pharmaceutical corporations spend more than 6 billion dollars a year on advertising.
So there are 6 billion reasons why the mainstream media does not want to tell you the truth, and because they won’t tell you the truth many more Americans are going to needlessly die in the years ahead…
To all suicidal people – please stop – life always gets better!
Life is a beautiful thing… as Gary Vaynerchuk said – you have a 4 billion in one chance of even being born! That’s crazy, no?