EPIDEMIC: US Youth Suicide Rate Increases by 57 Percent Over Span of a Decade
Troubling new figures released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that the youth suicide rate has risen by 56 percent during the decade spanning from 2007 to 2017. This figure accounts for young people ages 10 to 24.
While the homicide rate decreased by 23 percent from 2007 to 2014, it subsequently increased by 18 percent from 2014 to 2017. Even more horrifying, suicides occurring within children ages 10 to 24 tripled over the same decade, according to the findings.
The death rate of suicides among adolescents and young people has even eclipsed the rate of homicides, the report has indicated.
“The chances of a person in this age range dying by suicide is greater than homicide, when it used to be the reverse,” said Sally Curtin, who works as a CDC statistician and helped write the report.
“When a leading cause of death among our youth is increasing, it behooves all of us to pay attention and figure out what’s going on,” she added.
The rate is reaching epidemic proportions, as the nation becomes more secularized and young people become increasingly disaffected with traditional values.
Liberal media outlet Vox gleefully reported earlier this year about how young people are rejecting the truth of God in larger numbers for the empty new-age belief of spiritualism:
Twenty-four percent of Americans don’t affiliate with any religion, according to a 2016 Public Religion Research Institute survey, which is up 8 percentage points in the past five years. Nowhere is the trend away from religion greater than in younger generations, where more than a third of people ages 18 to 29 are unaffiliated compared to just over 10 percent of people ages 65 and up…
The vast majority — 77 percent — of people we surveyed said they believe in a god or higher being. But how that belief takes form varied.
At 56 percent, a slim majority of people considered themselves very or somewhat religious. But many more considered themselves “spiritual” — 70 percent of participants said they were very or somewhat spiritual. Of those surveyed, about a third were Christian, while 8 percent considered themselves atheist or agnostic and 19 percent identified as no religion in particular.
In addition to rejecting religion, young people are turning against family values and patriotism as they develop a dangerously nihilistic outlook on existence:
Millennials don’t value patriotism, family and religion as passionately as previous generations, according to a new survey.
“The values that Americans say define the national character are changing, as younger generations rate patriotism, religion and having children as less important to them than did young people two decades ago,” Wall Street Journal reporter Chad Day wrote about the results.
Patriotism being “very important” fell 9 percent, religion dropped 12 percent and having children fell a whopping 16 percent. Older participants still feel that patriotism is a priority, but younger people aren’t as enthusiastic…
“Among people 55 and older, for example, nearly 80 percent said patriotism was very important, compared with 42 percent of those ages 18-38 — the millennial generation and older members of Gen-Z,” Day noted before adding that the survey did find a few points of unity.
This is the recipe for a full-blown cultural collapse, as the ideologies of globalism and feminism take their toll on society.