Saturday, May 12, 2018

FACT CHECK: KANSAS CITY CONFRONTS TEEN SUICIDE EPIDEMIC!!!



Amid the "new normal" of constant U.S. partisan political slap-fighting and trash talk dominating both the local and national discourse it's important to notice rising despiration and depression among the NextGen.

Accordingly . . .

CREDIT TO 435 MAG REPORTING THE KANSAS CITY TEEN SUICIDE EPIDEMIC!!!

This feature offers a comprehensive glimpse at the crisis hitting middle-class suburbs with a vengeance as locals struggle to address the problem given typical Midwestern stigma that too often accompanies mental health issues.

Take a look:

435 Magazine - The Teen Suicide Epidemic in Kansas City: First person accounts from survivors and the people dealing with the aftermath.

Deets:

"Suicide among young people is now the second leading cause of death behind accidents in Kansas and Missouri. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows an almost 70 percent spike in teen suicides from 2006 to 2016. One in six high school students say they have seriously considered suicide within the last year. National pediatric research points to a doubling of the number of children and adolescents admitted to hospitals for thoughts of suicide or self-harm during the previous decade. Local health care professionals and educators are calling it an epidemic."

Moreover . . .

IS KANSAS CITY BEHIND THE CURVE IN DEALING WITH THE TEEN SUICIDE CRISIS AMID OVERALL HEALTHCARE CUTBACKS, COMPLACENCY DESPITE RISING BODY COUNTS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS AND REACTIONARY SHAME OVER PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS?!?!

You decide . . .

11 comments:

Kora said...

Sorry, gotta blame a lot of the pre-baby boomers for this one. They're usually the first to talk about "thinning the heard" and other cruel stuff because it's their defense mechanism for being hurt and broken. What they don't get is that suicide is rising among seniors too.

Suicide Rates Are High Among the Elderly
https://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/high-suicide-rates-among-the-elderly/

It's a brave new world and when we break down the values that have kept us stable for so long. This is part of the effect.

Anonymous said...

If I was a millenial I would kill myself. I would not be able to bear the pain of being so worthless.

DrR said...

^^^ Thank you for your bravery.

Anonymous said...

"One in six high school students say they have seriously considered suicide within the last year."

----------reports the Mental Health Care Industry, which profits off such fabricated statistics.

Anonymous said...

What does one expect from people who eat Tide Pods, snort condoms, and burning themselves by spraying themselves with an upside down aerosol deodorant can?
What are they thinking?
Where is the outrage?

Anonymous said...

Teen deaths from suicide have not increased appreciably in recent years. This is just another manufactured crisis designed to extract money from non favored groups and give it to favored groups.

Anonymous said...

And a huge chunk to the pharmaceutical industry.
Gotta keep those little bastards medicated.

Anonymous said...

Probably some of the problem can be directed towards the psychologists and psychiatrists for doing the very thing @3:13 and @4:18 are talking about.

Anonymous said...

NO JOBS,
NO PREPARATION FOR LIFE,
NO PARENTING,
NO RELIGIOUS VALUES,
NOHOPE,
NO SURPRISE!

Neemo said...

I see parents blame the video games, blames the music but they never blame themselves.

Anonymous said...

If my life revolved around the little cell phone they have in their hands that they just can't let go of and watching American idol I guess i would consider suicide also.