Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Suicides on decline, despite TeenScreen/media hysteria

TeenScreen attempts to create in the media, a suicide hysteria, when in fact suicides are on the decline. The suicide rate for ages 10 to 19 fell from 6.2 deaths per 100,000 people in 1992 to 4.6 per 100,000 in 2001, according to the Center for Disease Control. In 1991, 10 of 100,000 people in Florida ages 10-24 committed suicide. By 1999, that number had dropped to six out of 100,000.


Blogger Sinplicitys-Brother said...

The ONLY reason anyone com,mits suicide is because they think they are no longer of any help to anyone else. Being screened for suicide is the beginning of the notion that someone thinks they are worthless and face tio face meetings can reinforce that idea. Then, if they are told that they MUST have some drug to make them normal it makes them even more likely to take the idea seriously. The cure:
Don't label our kids
Don't drug our kids
Psychs leave our kids alone.

10:23 PM  

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