Happiest States Have Most Suicides

The highest suicide rates are found in states were the most people report being satisfied with their lives. Why?

“Discontented people in a happy place may feel particularly harshly treated by life. Those dark contrasts may in turn increase the risk of suicide,” Oswald says in a news release. “If humans are subject to mood swings, the lows of life may thus be most tolerable in an environment in which other humans are unhappy.” (html)

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The Suicide Belt is a recent U. S. phenomenon, showing a radical jump in suicide over the past decade or so. See Suicide Belt

Suicide is on the rise in the U. S. See Rising Suicides

Social media conspires to hide sadness. Does this have adverse impact? See Friendly Web

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