The New York Times reported that middle-aged women, who were between the ages of 45 and 64, saw a large increase of as much as 64 percent over the past 30 years. Among men of the same age, the increase was only 43 percent.
Although the general suicide rate was at 10.5 per 100,000 people in 1999, it has now risen to 13 per 100,000 people. Altogether in 1999, the total number of suicides was 29,199; but in 2014, it was 42,773.
Suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the US. Among girls aged 10 to 14, suicides have tripled between 1999 and 2014.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are feeling suicidal, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). People with suicidal thoughts or depression can also call.
Comment: It is certain that times are changing and stress is increasing. Overall, there seems to be a general high degree of uncertainty among most people everywhere.
Christ plainly spoke of times like this. He knew the future and all that will yet happen.
For those who are wondering about tomorrow and have little hope, let me clearly say that suicide is not an answer. Death does not end it all. Rather, death opens the door to eternity – but few are prepared for it.
Christians all over the world have discovered that Christ really does give peace, and He can help you. If you would like to know more about Christ, salvation, and the Bible, I invite you to go my webpage for materials that will teach you more about the Bible, at: http://101info.org/Christian-ebooks.html.
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