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Old 03-31-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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White males are at a higher risk. Black women are at the lowest risk. Why?

http://www.suicide.org/suicide-statistics.html
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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Because everything that is wrong in the world is the fault of white males.

It gets to be too much sometimes...
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:31 PM
 
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Because everything that is wrong in the world is the fault of white males.

It gets to be too much sometimes...
But what about the oppression of certain minorities. This has no effect on them?
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Black males 16-24 also have a pretty high rate than has been increasing.

Ethnic and Sex Differences in Suicide Rates Relative to Major Depression in the United States -- Oquendo et al. 158 (10): 1652 -- Am J Psychiatry

Suicide Statistics at Suicide.org! Suicide Statistics, Suicide Statistics, Suicide Statistics, Suicide Statistics, Suicide Statistics!
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:46 PM
 
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sounds like all racial groups are prone to it somewhat.

as for white males, it could be that many of them cannot ask for help because they're supposed to be the strong white male. they deal with it by killing themselves because they won't appear "cowardly".
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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I thnik that alcoholics and drug users are more prone but then often those are ruled overdose. Suicide is just a ruling on cause of death and often not really looked at very hard.Overdose;accidental are often suicides really.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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Yes, but still statistically VERY low in comparison to other groups.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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They're not. Suicide is a function of a person's personality, which is entirely environment-determined. People who were raised with a particular religious or spiritual view, who then encounter lifetime experiences that are challenging, make the decision on the basis of those two factors to commit suicide. It has nothing to do with race.

Be careful not to assume a causality merely because two things both happen.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:27 PM
 
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They're not. Suicide is a function of a person's personality, which is entirely environment-determined. People who were raised with a particular religious or spiritual view, who then encounter lifetime experiences that are challenging, make the decision on the basis of those two factors to commit suicide. It has nothing to do with race.

Be careful not to assume a causality merely because two things both happen.
Did you observe the statistics?
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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Because everything that is wrong in the world is the fault of white males.

It gets to be too much sometimes...
Yeah, I really believe that's why suicide rates are high among white males.
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