WEB Notes: You mean to tell me our e-devices are not making us happier? You mean to tell me all that free welfare, healthcare and the like are not putting smiles on our faces? Of course not. This nation as a whole has turned away from our Father. They have shunned Him left and right. What else do we expect? A person without God is a person with an empty void whether they wish to admit it or not is up to them.

Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of deep anguish from a group whose suicide rates had been stable or falling since the 1950s.

The suicide rate for middle-aged women, ages 45 to 64, jumped by 63 percent over the period of the study, while it rose by 43 percent for men in that age range, the sharpest increase for males of any age. The overall suicide rate rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, which released the study on Friday.

The increases were so widespread that they lifted the nation’s suicide rate to 13 per 100,000 people, the highest since 1986. The rate rose by 2 percent a year starting in 2006, double the annual rise in the earlier period of the study. In all, 42,773 people died from suicide in 2014, compared with 29,199 in 1999.

Source: U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High – The New York Times



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