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    Default Suicides increased by 100% in 15 years.

    Startling revelation.
    Anyone have a clue as to what the Hell is causing this?
    Since 1998 suicides have increased by 100%.
    I thought "peace" meant less stress. I read once that suicide levels were at their lowest in 1972 (height of troubles)
    Are Doctors too loose with the medications and pills?
    Is it the economy?
    Decline of the family?
    Cult of binge drinking?
    Or are people just not as nice to each other as in previous years?

    Can we keep SF/IRA, flags and religion out of this thread?
    BBC News - NI suicide rate in NI up by 100 per cent says DUP MP Nigel Dodds

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    There was an excellent section about this on this mornings Nolan Show.
    I can't see it on the iplayer yet, it should be up tomorrow.

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    I have no idea what the answer is, but it would be interesting to see what age group/s have increased? the link mentioned the internet, now i am not saying that is the answer but certainly social media and web access have come about in the last 15 years...
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    very worrying.

    A young girl in my local area killed herself on Monday. Very unexpected. Though I have noticed a rise in suicide prevention support groups lately which is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belfast1981 View Post
    very worrying.

    A young girl in my local area killed herself on Monday. Very unexpected. Though I have noticed a rise in suicide prevention support groups lately which is good.
    If your on Belfast, and I'm not sure, I'm surprised you haven't noticed suicide increase. It's a huge problem in Belfast.
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    From my experience ,it seems to be predominantly younger people doing this.That should ,you would imagine ,rule out the "Troubles" link.Peer pressure,religion and expectations of what constitutes success in NI ,not being met,combined with a serious lack of opportunity for advancement would be a few starting points.

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    Doctors handing out anti-depressants to every young fella or girl who has a bad day can't be healthy.
    I rarely go to the Doctors but went once when I had a red mark on the white of my eye.
    He asked if I was sleeping OK, and I said "not much recently, no".
    Asked if I was under stress? I replied "a few things on my mind, yes".
    i thought it was an infection, but he just scribbled a note and told me to take these tabs 3 times a day.
    They were anti-depressants.
    I didn't take a single one, (don't believe in them) and after a few days it was gone.
    Can't believe the amount of healthy young people popping prozacs and sleeping tablets rather than trying to man up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northtipp View Post
    If your on Belfast, and I'm not sure, I'm surprised you haven't noticed suicide increase. It's a huge problem in Belfast.
    Not in Belfast at the minute. Been out of it a while due to work. Mostly in South Down and Newry at the minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth.ie View Post
    Doctors handing out anti-depressants to every young fella or girl who has a bad day can't be healthy.
    I rarely go to the Doctors but went once when I had a red mark on the white of my eye.
    He asked if I was sleeping OK, and I said "not much recently, no".
    Asked if I was under stress? I replied "a few things on my mind, yes".
    i thought it was an infection, but he just scribbled a note and told me to take these tabs 3 times a day.
    They were anti-depressants.
    I didn't take a single one, (don't believe in them) and after a few days it was gone.
    Can't believe the amount of healthy young people popping prozacs and sleeping tablets rather than trying to man up.
    Yea, this is a problem.

    I went to the doctors after a car crash, I was having issues sleeping too so he gave me an anti-depressant which can be used for pain as well as help you sleep and is given out even if not depressed. Needless to say after a week I could not take them anymore. Amitriptyline I believe it was called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth.ie View Post
    Startling revelation.
    Anyone have a clue as to what the Hell is causing this?
    Since 1998 suicides have increased by 100%.
    I thought "peace" meant less stress. I read once that suicide levels were at their lowest in 1972 (height of troubles)
    Are Doctors too loose with the medications and pills?
    Is it the economy?
    Decline of the family?
    Cult of binge drinking?
    Or are people just not as nice to each other as in previous years?
    Those are all possible factors for the increase of suicide, there are many others.

    I did an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) course two weeks ago. I would recommend it to everyone. In NI, some organisations have no charge with others charging over £100. In the ROI it is generally free but can have a small charge (my course cost €10 which was for lunch on both days).
    Last edited by bona na croin; 7th February 2013 at 11:57 PM.

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