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Old 04-08-2015, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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The people who move here may have had suicidal tendencies to begin with, including myself. I know, for a fact, if I had had to endure one more cloudy winter in Minneapolis, I would have jumped into the Mississippi river with big heavy rocks in my parka jacket.

My suicidal tendencies came with me to NV, flirting with the idea is always there, but the climate and sunshine lessens it considerably.
Although not suicidal, I completely understand your feelings and how they are impacted by the weather. We moved to LV from Rhode Island. RI averages 98 days of full sun per year. I used to feel myself getting overwhelmingly angry after 7 or 8 days in a row of gloomy, dreary weather.

Now, living in a place with 300+ days of full sun per year, I find it difficult not to be chipper! I am guessing I had SAD to some extent (although, the "seasonal" didn't really apply, as the weather was crappy year round).
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Coming from the earthier Upper Midwest, where you'll find more grounded people (some overly-grounded), living here for 19 years now, I'm continually frustrated with the higher proportion of ungrounded people this city attracts. I do believe that's a factor as well.

There's a phrase that most people don't take seriously enough: the straw that breaks the camel's back.

This is what oftentimes baffles people when someone chooses to kill themselves. That piece of straw could be completely insignificant to most people, but it was the straw that did it! Which could have been the case with the suicide at the M Resort. Or could be someone going to work some morning, finding out a tire is flat on their car!

And let's not forget that alcoholics/drug addicts are slow suicides in motion! But they don't show up on the suicide statistics!
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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The percentage of suicides are higher in the Cow Counties. I think Lincoln Cty is the highest.
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:40 PM
 
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I think the numbers are skewed, just like the crime rate. You need to bear in mind that, while there are 2,000,000 people here, at any given day, there are an ADDITIONAL 800,000 - 1,000,000 people here who don't live here. Those numbers aren't factored into the statistics you read about Las Vegas.
Your numbers are skewed too high IMHO

When I ran the Vegas 2013 numbers, I calculated the average daily visitor population to be approximately 463,000.

Vegas Visitor Population 2013

Methodology:

39,670,000 total Vegas visitors
4.3 average days spent in Vegas
170,581,000 possible days spent in Vegas total by visitors

463,000 average Vegas visitor population per day

Sources:
Las Vegas Welcomes Nearly 40 Million Visitors in 2013
http://www.lvcva.com/includes/conten...SoCal-Intl.pdf
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:49 PM
 
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To lighten the mood a bit and to encourage all to keep fighting the good fight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=nDPKRAtd-eU
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Default Just an observation

High suicide rates are in every state that has loose gun laws. Probably several of those suicides are murders.

Also if you want to live the longest move to a ski area. They have the highest life expectancy.
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