A great many elderly Americans don’t feel life is worth living any longer. Elsevier Health Sciences reported via EurekAlert on Feb. 27, 2015, suicide rates are on the rise among elderly US adults. According to researchers suicide rates for 40-64 year-olds may be on the rise due to difficult financial circumstances.
Ever since 1999 suicide rates for American adults between 40 and 64 years of age have increased by about 40 percent. There has been a particularly sharp rise since 2007. A possible explanation for this dramatic increase in suicide rates may be the detrimental effects of the economic downturn of 2007-2009. Researchers say that external economic factors were found to be present in 37.5 percent of all completed suicides in 2010, which represented a rise from 32.9 percent in 2005.
It is significant to note that suicide using suffocation has increased disproportionately among the middle-aged. Suffocation is a method which is more likely to be used in suicides associated with job, economic, or legal factors. Between 2005 and 2010 the number of suicides which used suffocation increased 59.5 percent among those aged 40-64 years. The study authors said that relative to other age groups it was observed a larger and increasing proportion of middle-aged suicides have circumstances which are associated with job, financial, or legal distress and are completed with the use of suffocation.
This study has been published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The researchers have noted increasing suicide rates among middle-aged men and women in the U.S. since 1999. There has been a sharp escalation since 2007. The authors have cautioned an increased awareness is needed that job loss and other financial problems can be risk factors for suicide.
Paradoxically psychiatrists, who have a hold on the mainstream mental health care system, can be viewed as being responsible for a great number of suicides due to the extreme financial problems and other serious problems they cause people. As the Citizens Commission on Human Rights points out psychiatry is a tragically destructive discipline which causes far more harm than good. The psychiatrists are not actually providing people with mental health care but are instead feeding off of the horrible illnesses and other problems which they cause for people.
The creation of illness by psychiatrists with their unscientific labels, highly toxic drugs which cause conditions which mimic mental illness and worse, and hospitalizations in places that are no better than concentration camps coupled with the stigmatization and blacklists the psychiatrists themselves are responsible for in people who see them clearly leads to serious financial distress and other serious problems which can be associated with suicides. The legalization of psychiatry with swift, fixed civil kangaroo court proceedings makes all of this even worse for the victims of psychiatry who are essentially caught in a locked in system of tyranny.