Suicide #8 leading cause of death in Vermont - Montpelier Bridge

Suicide kills more than twice as many Vermonters as traffic accidents. The state's suicide rate rose 43% between 2005 and 2017, Carl Etnier of the Montpelier Bridge reports. What gives? And what is being done about it?

"Some of those associations with suicide seem intuitive: Vermont has high rates of binge drinking and gun ownership. Perhaps surprisingly, rural living—and especially rural poverty—is also associated with more suicides; an apparent bucolic idyll can be saturated with loneliness, with long distances to other people making social connection difficult."


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  • d pilone
    commented 2019-09-11 10:34:13 -0400
    Suicide is a result of ineffective solutions, the devaluation of human life and moral decay. I’m tired of the state funding programs after the damage is done. Case in point will be commercialization of marijuana. As the first president Bush said in a speech, we are now starting to see a new world order coming into view. The elite want depopulation, abortion, especially for blacks. The agenda is to create chaos so they can control outcomes. The view that is coming to fruition is decades long of vaccine adjuvants and roundup ready crops that have changed human RNA and have given us chronic illness. It is the demonizing of men and fatherhood. It is introducing multiple gender issue into elementary school classrooms for social engineering at an inappropriate age. It is creating safe zones in schools instead of tolerance and resiliency. It is censoring thoughts that are deemed politically incorrect. It is creating a social score of your actions and thoughts to determine if your allowed to prosper. It is about giving up your intimate privacy to be a part of a virtual reality on Facebook and the internet of things. It is blaming “you” for McKibbens dubious “climate change” scenarios. It is about maiming our soldiers in war to perfect robotic limbs. It is a plan to cripple human genetics to forge technologies to merge with machines. It is a plan to make you impotent, literally and figuratively, that leaves you hopeless and helpless. Elon Musk is already patenting rewiring of the human brain. The good and bad news is that it is being done on purpose and not just happenstance. The day that you accept it is being done by design is the day you will become empowered and liberated.
  • d pilone
    followed this page 2019-09-11 09:35:45 -0400
  • Colin DuPee
    commented 2019-09-10 21:30:07 -0400
    Patrick, I’m afraid the people you’re mocking are immune to sarcasm.
  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2019-09-10 19:24:41 -0400
    And of course making it harder to get a firearm for all of those of us that will not commit suicide is a reasonable, and acceptable solution to this mental health problem.