She also stated there are ways of finding suicidal thoughts and trends with people that desperate. I have a lot of questions about suicide in the American society in 2015, especially when it comes to any link to guns.
How much of the gun culture is affiliated with suicide? Do shooters have to psychologically harden themselves as if a soldier on the battlefield in order to shot someone else? Has the mental health professionals ever looked at the actual American gun culture to realize what changes when learning self-defense with guns.
If there are methods to prevent or end suicide in a person's life that are simple to institute then let's get on with this.
I will apologize up front as I realize there are Americans of all ages caught in the mass shootings that occur in the USA, but, there may very well be a particular population that stands out more as a victim than others.
September 9, 2015
By Kelly Wallace
...The student (click here) tried to get support from family and was turned away. "There's no question that the services we will give to (the student) will change (the student's) life ... and reducing stigma for those people is absolutely important and critical," said Locke.
As that story suggests, mental health needs on campus are real and serious. They're also growing, which is why as the first weeks of classes get underway at colleges and universities across the country, institutions are ramping up operations to try to keep their students safe.
The statistics are alarming.
Nearly 31% of students -- almost one out of three who sought counseling in the 2013-2014 academic year -- have said they seriously considered suicide at some point in their lives. Five years ago, it was 25%, according to the most recent annual report by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State.
Equally concerning is the significant increase in the percentage of students who have purposely harmed themselves, such as engaging in cutting, hitting, burning and hair pulling, without intending to kill themselves. Almost 24% of college students who sought counseling in 2013-2014 had injured themselves at some point during their lifetimes compared to 21% five years earlier....
Young people are under a great deal of stress to achieve. As we have witnessed in the most recent generation, their job destinations after graduation was absent. An entire generation of Americans were disregarded as IMPORTANT.
The stress in achievement for our children starts very early. What if there aren't any good times? What if serious has taken away a well balanced life of happiness and achievement?
It seems to me with all the violence in their lives by people who are classmates, there needs to be a real examination of our culture and young people. I don't see how we can continue to move forward as a nation until we get this right. There is no excuse for any young person to feel so desperate about life they actually contemplate suicide.
Where does this permission to embrace death come from? I really think the American culture needs rehab. There is a very dark side to the American youth culture. It needs to stop.
Then there are the statistical outliars.
December 18, 2012
By Katy Waldman
...We can try to situate (click here) the Newtown shooting in a broader context of murder-suicides. But that’s not a simple task, since Lanza defied the typical profile as much as he conformed to it. While men commit up to 94 percent of these crimes, according to a 2006 study by the Violence Policy Center, the perpetrators are mostly embroiled in domestic disputes. Ninety percent of the time, they kill their romantic partners. (The recent case of NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher is a textbook example: Belcher and his girlfriend reportedly argued over their baby’s paternity before the athlete shot her and himself.) And when not carried out by jealous twentysomethings or thirtysomethings, murder-suicides tend to be enacted by frail old men who, no longer able to care for their ailing spouses, turn to violence out of a misguided sense of mercy. Or they’re mothers drawn to self-harm but anxious that their children will suffer too much without them. (Suicidologists call this impulse “deluded altruism.”)...
We have come a long way in understanding the death rate in the USA when guns are used either for murder or suicide or both. Thirty thousand Americans die every year by gun violence. Two thirds of those statistics are suicides. That is a lot.
I have stated before; we need to come to understand the masculine culture in the USA, it's stigmas, it gifts and it's walls that prevent integration of personality and instills hatred. Men use weapons while women use pills. Why?
For years now the USA identified how boys were put on behavioral drugs sooner than girls.
It is time to look at the male culture in the USA and change it forever.