President Biden’s had a rough go lately. This news is sure to devastate him.
Because Joe Biden’s been issued a stunning warning from the CDC that no one saw coming.
U.S. government health experts announced Thursday that the number of suicides and homicide deaths of young Americans has been rising significantly.
According to a new data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate for people aged 10 to 24 increased by 62% between 2007 and 2021, rising from 6.8 to 11 per 100,000.
Although homicide rates remained constant from 2001 to 2006 and fell by 28% from 2006 to 2014, they are expected to rise by 60% between 2015 and 2021.
“Suicide and homicide are leading causes of premature deaths among kids,” said lead author Sally Curtin, a statistician at the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.
She responded, “They’ve converged and are both increasing.” Between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide and homicide were statistically equivalent causes of death in the year 2021. Each of those amounts to over 7,000 deaths.
According to the report, suicide and homicide ranked second and third among the leading causes of death for people in that age range last year.
According to Curtin, most killings involving firearms happen in populated areas and are motivated by drug use.
She argued that both physical and verbal abuse were significant. Both of them are to blame for the untimely demise of our youth.
The survey found that the suicide rate for children ages 10 to 14 increased from 0.9 per 100,000 in 2007 to 2.9 per 100,000 in 2018. It hasn’t evolved much since then. Meanwhile, between 2016 and 2021, the number of homicides increased by 100%.
Suicide rates increased between 2009 and 2017 among adolescents aged 15 to 19, whereas homicide rates decreased during the same time period. However, the estimate indicates that by 2020, homicides had become the leading cause of death among people of this age range.
The suicide and homicide rates for people aged 20–24 rose between 2014 and 2020.
A third-party reviewer of the data suggests other causes are at play in the alarming increases in suicide and murder. Feelings of solitude, melancholy, and pessimism, as well as seemingly insurmountable financial difficulties, all contribute to this.
According to Heidi Kar, principal adviser for mental health, trauma, and violence at the Education Development Center, a Boston-based health, education, and economic think tank, social media and the COVID-19 pandemic have left some people feeling less connected to others, which can breed depression and loneliness.
According to her, many persons who commit murder or suicide have experienced trauma, either at home through physical abuse or neglect or elsewhere through mental or physical trauma that affects their vision of the world.
Some conservative politicians have been calling for major restrictions to be placed on America’s youth to be able to access social media as easily as they have been for the past 10 years.
Furthermore, the growing drug issue at America’s southern border isn’t helping anything because the majority of suicides and homicides have some connection to drugs.
Those are likely the two biggest issues that need to be addressed first in order to stop the skyrocketing homicide and suicide rate among America’s youth. Deadly drugs like fentanyl need to be stopped at our southern border and something needs to be done about the fact that our youth are mindlessly scrolling on social media for hours and rotting their brains.
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