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(BBC)   In this week's Journal of Duh, study shows that suicide rates greatly accelerated during economic crisis   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 32
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2014-06-12 09:57:53 AM  

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The wrong f*ckers jumped.

 
2014-06-12 02:00:00 PM  
Damn it, done in one.
 
2014-06-12 02:00:47 PM  
It's the new magazine:

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2014-06-12 02:03:04 PM  

macadamnut: Damn it, done in one.


Don't worry, according to a couple of wackjobs in Nevada, the revolution has begun.
 
2014-06-12 02:04:46 PM  
I wish I could say that it's never crossed my mind, but it has. I'm so tired of worrying about money.

Only thing stopping me sometimes is the fact that I know it would hurt my family.

Oh and to all the Farkers who are perfect and "live within their means" and other crap that always gets said in these threads, I really hope no one in your family ever gets seriously sick. Medical bills can break you.
 
2014-06-12 02:05:29 PM  
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2014-06-12 02:06:25 PM  
There have been a number of 'suspicious' suicides involving financiers.
 
2014-06-12 02:07:24 PM  
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gja
2014-06-12 02:07:50 PM  

JoieD'Zen: There have been a number of 'suspicious' suicides involving financiers.


Too few by scores.........
 
2014-06-12 02:08:02 PM  

JoieD'Zen: There have been a number of 'suspicious' suicides involving financiers.


That's because we expect people to push them.
 
2014-06-12 02:08:05 PM  

Pucca: I wish I could say that it's never crossed my mind, but it has. I'm so tired of worrying about money.

Only thing stopping me sometimes is the fact that I know it would hurt my family.

Oh and to all the Farkers who are perfect and "live within their means" and other crap that always gets said in these threads, I really hope no one in your family ever gets seriously sick. Medical bills can break you.


Just to check on how irritating this phrase can be: "If God didn't think you could handle the misery, He wouldn't have put you in that position."

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2014-06-12 02:12:46 PM  

special20: "If God didn't think you could handle the misery, He wouldn't have put you in that position."


"That's nice. Still makes him an asshole, though."
 
2014-06-12 02:14:10 PM  

Pucca: I wish I could say that it's never crossed my mind, but it has. I'm so tired of worrying about money.

Only thing stopping me sometimes is the fact that I know it would hurt my family.

Oh and to all the Farkers who are perfect and "live within their means" and other crap that always gets said in these threads, I really hope no one in your family ever gets seriously sick. Medical bills can break you.


Don't ever buy a gun.  Suicidal ideation+firearm ownership is a well known recipe for disaster.
 
gja
2014-06-12 02:15:12 PM  

special20: Pucca: I wish I could say that it's never crossed my mind, but it has. I'm so tired of worrying about money.

Only thing stopping me sometimes is the fact that I know it would hurt my family.

Oh and to all the Farkers who are perfect and "live within their means" and other crap that always gets said in these threads, I really hope no one in your family ever gets seriously sick. Medical bills can break you.

Just to check on how irritating this phrase can be: "If God didn't think you could handle the misery, He wouldn't have put you in that position."

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That and "God never gives you more than you can handle"
I think God needs to throttle back on how great God thinks I am. My limits have been exceeded many times. That or God needs to be reminded to wear glasses once in a while.

Medical bills aren't the only bills that can break you, FYI. And some are unavoidable. Being unemployed has wrecked many a good person.

The reality? Bad things often happen to good people, and when they have no support network it gets bad, very bad.
 
2014-06-12 02:15:24 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: special20: "If God didn't think you could handle the misery, He wouldn't have put you in that position."

"That's nice. Still makes him an asshole, though."


"You either have a God who sends child rapists to rape children or you have a God who simply watches it and says, 'When you're done, I'm going to punish you.' If I could stop a person from raping a child, I would. That's the difference between me and your God."

--tracie harris
 
gja
2014-06-12 02:19:35 PM  

ikanreed: Pucca: I wish I could say that it's never crossed my mind, but it has. I'm so tired of worrying about money.

Only thing stopping me sometimes is the fact that I know it would hurt my family.

Oh and to all the Farkers who are perfect and "live within their means" and other crap that always gets said in these threads, I really hope no one in your family ever gets seriously sick. Medical bills can break you.

Don't ever buy a gun.  Suicidal ideation+firearm ownership is a well known recipe for disaster.


That only eliminates ONE possible tool. Wrong.
Seek help, reach out, get someone to listen. If you cannot find someone I will either fond someone qualified near you to do so, or I will give you my number and I will listen. No, I am not even slightly kidding.
My fellow man is my concern. And I am not even close to the only person who will help, I promise you that.
You just need to put your hand up and say "help, please".
 
2014-06-12 02:25:50 PM  

gja: That only eliminates ONE possible tool. Wrong.
Seek help, reach out, get someone to listen. If you cannot find someone I will either fond someone qualified near you to do so, or I will give you my number and I will listen. No, I am not even slightly kidding.
My fellow man is my concern. And I am not even close to the only person who will help, I promise you that.
You just need to put your hand up and say "help, please".


Sure, that's valid advice too, but seriously, if you have suicidal ideation, gun ownership doubles your chances of going through with it.
 
2014-06-12 02:34:33 PM  

Pucca: I wish I could say that it's never crossed my mind, but it has. I'm so tired of worrying about money.

Only thing stopping me sometimes is the fact that I know it would hurt my family.

Oh and to all the Farkers who are perfect and "live within their means" and other crap that always gets said in these threads, I really hope no one in your family ever gets seriously sick. Medical bills can break you.


I was like that years ago I had a real bad year, anything that could go wrong went wrong X10. Still getting out from under it, but way better than it was. Good luck to you.
 
2014-06-12 02:37:13 PM  
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Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.
 
2014-06-12 02:42:16 PM  

ikanreed: Pucca: I wish I could say that it's never crossed my mind, but it has. I'm so tired of worrying about money.

Only thing stopping me sometimes is the fact that I know it would hurt my family.

Oh and to all the Farkers who are perfect and "live within their means" and other crap that always gets said in these threads, I really hope no one in your family ever gets seriously sick. Medical bills can break you.

Don't ever buy a gun.  Suicidal ideation+firearm ownership is a well known recipe for disaster.


Main reason I will not buy a gun.  Would be way too easy when things look too dark to handle.
 
2014-06-12 02:58:38 PM  
Then it wasn't suicide it was the invisible hand of the market choking the life out of them.
 
2014-06-12 02:59:46 PM  

Pucca: I wish I could say that it's never crossed my mind, but it has. I'm so tired of worrying about money.

Only thing stopping me sometimes is the fact that I know it would hurt my family.

Oh and to all the Farkers who are perfect and "live within their means" and other crap that always gets said in these threads, I really hope no one in your family ever gets seriously sick. Medical bills can break you.


indeed they can, been there, done that .  Serious advice?  If You don't have a mortgage, think seriously about letting them pile up, unpaid and then filing a Chapter 7 and lighting the whole lot on fire.   That idea might hurt your sense of honor, but frankly it's the fault of a farked up society that even ALLOWS people to go bankrupt over medical bills instead of taking care of their citizenry like every other Western Democracy manages to do.
 
2014-06-12 03:00:53 PM  

special20: Just to check on how irritating this phrase can be: "If God didn't think you could handle the misery, He wouldn't have put you in that position."


I'm not a religious person, but I am friends with a guy who is to some degree. I liked his take on it. Something along the lines of:

"I don't say God won't give you more than you can handle.  How can you reach out for help from a loving and caring Higher Power that puts you through the suffering? No, I say that God won't allow more to be put on your than HE can handle."

Hey, if miserable people believe in something that keeps them from killing me and taking my stuff, I'm all for it.
 
2014-06-12 03:03:05 PM  

JoieD'Zen: There have been a number of 'suspicious' suicides involving financiers.


not enough there isn't
 
2014-06-12 03:41:04 PM  
Pukka, ikanreed, gja, I feel your pain. I had a failed transmission, a healthscare by my wife, and my snobby, judgemental in-laws almost push me over the edge four years ago. A very cognizant, compassionate friend, and a son who spoke fluent broken spirit carried my spirit for the few months till my health insurance kicked back in. Paperwork can kill people. I have my idealogical arguments about guns, but the real reason I don't keep a gun is because it would have been a matter of opportunity. Ask for help and avoid people who expect everyone to feel the way they do whether they are always negative or always positive. They are too happy to judge you off the edge and disclaim any responsibility. Best to you all. (Don't worry. I know where I am.)
 
2014-06-12 03:58:08 PM  

Highway61Repaved: Pukka, ikanreed, gja, I feel your pain. I had a failed transmission, a healthscare by my wife, and my snobby, judgemental in-laws almost push me over the edge four years ago. A very cognizant, compassionate friend, and a son who spoke fluent broken spirit carried my spirit for the few months till my health insurance kicked back in. Paperwork can kill people. I have my idealogical arguments about guns, but the real reason I don't keep a gun is because it would have been a matter of opportunity. Ask for help and avoid people who expect everyone to feel the way they do whether they are always negative or always positive. They are too happy to judge you off the edge and disclaim any responsibility. Best to you all. (Don't worry. I know where I am.)


I've gotta clarify, since I seem to have given the wrong impression here. I've never been suicidal.  I was doing that thing where I substitute data for life experience.
 
2014-06-12 04:12:30 PM  

ikanreed: Highway61Repaved: Pukka, ikanreed, gja, I feel your pain. I had a failed transmission, a healthscare by my wife, and my snobby, judgemental in-laws almost push me over the edge four years ago. A very cognizant, compassionate friend, and a son who spoke fluent broken spirit carried my spirit for the few months till my health insurance kicked back in. Paperwork can kill people. I have my idealogical arguments about guns, but the real reason I don't keep a gun is because it would have been a matter of opportunity. Ask for help and avoid people who expect everyone to feel the way they do whether they are always negative or always positive. They are too happy to judge you off the edge and disclaim any responsibility. Best to you all. (Don't worry. I know where I am.)

I've gotta clarify, since I seem to have given the wrong impression here. I've never been suicidal.  I was doing that thing where I substitute data for life experience.


I apologize for the confusion on my part. Scrolling on a smart phone and trusting my late afternoon short term memory makes this one of my embarrassing moments. Carry on in good health!
 
2014-06-12 05:49:46 PM  
So, all you Captains of Industry, shareholders, investment bankers, day-traders and other sundry paper shufflers.

Your unmitigated greed is responsible for others ending their lives.

Thanks for nothing, suit-wearing scum.
 
2014-06-12 06:23:40 PM  

Missicat: ikanreed: Pucca: I wish I could say that it's never crossed my mind, but it has. I'm so tired of worrying about money.

Only thing stopping me sometimes is the fact that I know it would hurt my family.

Oh and to all the Farkers who are perfect and "live within their means" and other crap that always gets said in these threads, I really hope no one in your family ever gets seriously sick. Medical bills can break you.

Don't ever buy a gun.  Suicidal ideation+firearm ownership is a well known recipe for disaster.

Main reason I will not buy a gun.  Would be way too easy when things look too dark to handle.


A flashlight would be a better tool for darkness anyways.
 
2014-06-13 01:50:31 AM  

Pucca: I wish I could say that it's never crossed my mind, but it has. I'm so tired of worrying about money.

Only thing stopping me sometimes is the fact that I know it would hurt my family.

Oh and to all the Farkers who are perfect and "live within their means" and other crap that always gets said in these threads, I really hope no one in your family ever gets seriously sick. Medical bills can break you.



I'm not going to lie, after a particularly catastrophic period, with one shiatstorm after another in rapid succession(including emergency surgeries right after I lost my medical insurance through work, and then the company closing, thus losing any source of income), I really wanted to throw in the towel.  Truth is, if I were still single, I really think I would have.  The thought of giving up and leaving my wife here all alone to deal with everything is the only thing that kept me from doing it.


Stay strong, fellow Farker.  Life can suck and sometimes it seems like right when things can't get any worse and surely your luck must turn around, something else terrible and beyond your control happens.  And things seem hopeless at times like those.  But I've been here before, over a decade ago, and I came out of it and had a very happy, fun, fulfilling life for quite a few years before everything went to shiat(again).  And I have to believe that things will look up again some day.  Just keep living day to day and don't give up.  Best of luck to you and I hope things start looking up for you.
 
2014-06-13 09:22:26 AM  
And of course there's no mention of the fact that increase was four times greater among men than women, and that an overwhelming majority of all suicides are men...
 
2014-06-13 11:09:14 AM  

Pangea: special20: Just to check on how irritating this phrase can be: "If God didn't think you could handle the misery, He wouldn't have put you in that position."

I'm not a religious person, but I am friends with a guy who is to some degree. I liked his take on it. Something along the lines of:

"I don't say God won't give you more than you can handle.  How can you reach out for help from a loving and caring Higher Power that puts you through the suffering? No, I say that God won't allow more to be put on your than HE can handle."

Hey, if miserable people believe in something that keeps them from killing me and taking my stuff, I'm all for it.


I like what John Lennon tells us... God is a concept, by which we measure our pain.
That makes sense to me. I'm sure most everyone has their own concept of a higher power, too.
I just don't believe any of it.
 
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