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4 Answers

A lack of a sense of purpose. Lack of access to economic resources. Amorality and apathy. Take your pick.

Lack of true healthcare. Healthcare is a corporation now.

Increase in psychotropic drug prescriptions. According to what treatment should be doing for mental health issues, the suicide rate should be doing the opposite of climbing. These drugs are prescribed for nearly everything now. It's dangerous.

Also abuse of both non-prescribed and prescription opiates.


Bad parenting, godless society, and kids who are raised expecting to get what they want, do what they want without any responsibility or consequence.

Oh my boyfriend broke up with me..... Splatters brains across her bedroom wall.

Personaly, if you wanna die, do it.. It's your right, your life.. Save room in the world for the ones that wanna live... I'll be seeing you on the autopsy table....


I think that so many victims of suicide think that life is not going to get any better, so, they resort with taking their own lives. Β They just don't see any silver lining heading their way.

TheOtherTink MidnightCowboy

You have given general reasons for why people might commit suicide, but you haven't answered your question as to why there should have been such a surge from 1999-2014.