November 21, 2019
Considering this dramatic increase in the number of kids committing suicide, the lack of people asking uncomfortable questions about everything is quite surprising.
Suicide is the leading cause of death among preteens in Ohio, a shocking new report has revealed.
The number of suicides among Ohio children between ages 10 and 14 jumped 250 percent between 2007 and 2018, according to new figures released by the state’s Department of Health (ODH) released last week.
Researchers also found that suicide was the second-leading cause of death for Ohians between ages 15 and 34.
The report falls in line with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found that, in 2017, rates of suicide among teens and young adults were at their highest in two decades.
‘Suicide in Ohio and nationally is a growing public health epidemic, particularly among young people,’ Dr Amy Acton, director of the ODH, said in a statement.
Could it be because they are against Progress and just can’t stand the amount of Progress our country is making?
Maybe they just can’t take this much winning.
The report also found that suicides rates were highest among white, non‐ Hispanic males, and men of all races were about four times more likely to commit suicide than women.
And while, historically, white Americans have had higher rates of suicide than black Americans, the suicide rate among black males climbed 54 percent from 2014 to 2018.
This is just another symptom of white fragility, then.
Earlier this year, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the creation of a new council, RecoveryOhio, which provides recommendations to improve mental health and substance use prevention and treatment services in the state.
‘One of the goals of my RecoveryOhio initiative is to address mental illness and other issues that contribute to suicide,’ DeWine said in a statement last week.
‘If you know someone is struggling, you may be able to help save someone’s life by recognizing the warning signs and steps to take.’
ODH says some classic warning signs include major changes in mood and behavior, alcohol or substance abuse, self-harm and a history of depression.
Major changes in mood and behavior, alcohol or substance abuse, self-harm and a history of depression… that fits pretty much every slut ever.
Yet it’s mostly men who are killing themselves.
This RecoveryOhio thing apparently tries to “address mental illness and other issues that contribute to suicide,” but I wonder if they’ll try to address the cause of mental illness, namely that our society and culture are rotten to the core.
Suicide is even portrayed as glamorous in TV shows such as Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.
Researchers even linked that show to an increase in suicide rates, which serves as proof that the environment plays an important role in all of this.
If we want to answer questions such as why are so many white kids killing themselves and why are so many white men killing themselves, we should take a serious look at our culture, at our society, and at the whole system — even at the food we eat.