With so many suicides from old war veterans to young teens, there is a lot of talk lately about potential suicide causes. I believe there is a significant connection between violence, loss, lack of unconditional love, toxicity and suicide. I’m an industrial engineer formally trained to look for the root cause of issues. I dug through a bunch of research to try to uncover the underlying reasons people take their own life. You can’t truly heal or prevent anything, if you don’t understand what causes it.
Suicide and Toxicity
There are a massive amount of drugs and toxins people ingest every day without doing it on purpose. It begins with the fluoride and other toxic chemicals added to municipal water systems. There are way too many drugs in tap water (water treatment plants have no way to eliminate any of the drugs anyone takes that eventually ends up literally “down the drain.” Cocaine, meth, all the ADHD drugs that have suicidal tendencies as a known side effect, etc. etc.).
Look at all the lead poisoning from tap water showing up in so many municipalities. We know this negatively impacts the brain.
Glyphosate (RoundUp) is a known carcinogen and yet people everywhere spray it all the time. Many medical professionals are recognizing that it is the glyphosate and not the wheat that is causing people to be sensitive to things that contain gluten. When the body is in physical imbalance and reaction, it can cause all sorts of things to go awry … including the mind and emotions.
Mercury fillings are commonplace. I personally believe the toxicity of these is even passed down to the child from the mother. Evidence is now pointing to the negativity of mercury being aggravated by wi-fi signals. So those with mercury fillings have potentially more leakage by being exposed to wi-fi signals … which are now everywhere. And we know that mercury negatively impacts the brain.
Many drugs prescribed for mental imbalances such as ADHD and depression have violence and suicide as known side effects.
Violence and Suicide
This is a direct quote from stats about suicide: “In the western world, males die by suicide three to four times more often than do females.” Is it because they are treated differently from the time they are young … expected not to cry in many households for example?
We know one way men are mistreated is through circumcision … a severe form of abuse in infants. “Studies of men who were circumcised in infancy have found that some men experienced symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anger, and intimacy problems that were directly associated with feelings about their circumcision (Boyle, 2002; Goldman, 1999; Hammond, 1999).”1 I read somewhere that there had been a study in one country where 90+% of the violent crime is done by males who are circumcised vs. those who are not (which is a much higher number in that country). Violence is just another form of mental imbalance … just like severe depression and suicidal tendencies may be.
Another form of abuse is corporal punishment (a.k.a. spanking). Studies prove that spanking actually is detrimental to brain development. In addition, “… violence caused by spanking can lead adults to feel depressed, attempt suicide, drink at moderate-to-heavy levels or use illegal drugs,” says a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan.2
“Conditional” Love and Suicide
I just heard a statistic recently that 1 in 4 of the kids on the street are gay, who came out to their parents, and were literally kicked out of the house. That isn’t love. And if they are willing to ostracize a child over this, there are probably many other ways in which the families show love that is “conditional” vs unconditional. One must “conform” and act as expected … which creates a significant amount of stress.
Diet and Suicide
We can also look at diet. They have done studies giving mice the “great American diet.” (I DO NOT condone animal testing, but this one already happened.) Mice who ate white sugar, white bread, and white rice literally became cannibals because they were not getting the things they needed to survive. Fast food restaurants, FAR too much sugar, pastries, etc. means most children and adults in America have severe malnutrition issues. When you don’t feed the body what it needs to function optimally, the mind is affected.
Abuse and Suicide
Then we have to consider sexual and other abuse: Studies by David Finkelhor, Director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center, show that:
- 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse;
- Self-report studies show that 20% of adult females and 5-10% of adult males recall a childhood sexual assault or sexual abuse incident;
- During a one-year period in the U.S., 16% of youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized;
- Over the course of their lifetime, 28% of U.S. youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized;
- Children are most vulnerable to CSA between the ages of 7 and 13.
When my rape memories surfaced (15 years after the fact), I went to work early, walked into my bosses’ office and closed the door. I told him about the flashbacks I was experiencing and then said, “I can’t be here.” My plan had been to walk out and go home … for how long … I had no idea. He insisted that I see the nurse, who suggested that I get immediate psychological help. She made an appointment for me that day. When I went to the appointment, I asked about the extreme urgency. The psychologist said that suicidal tendencies were common for someone suddenly realizing they had been raped.
“Over the past 10 years, more than 20,000 American children are believed to have been killed in their own homes by family members. That is nearly four times the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The child maltreatment death rate in the US is triple Canada’s and 11 times that of Italy. Millions of children are reported as abused and neglected every year.”3
This ugly insight continues with the consequences of child abuse:
- “Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy.
- Abused teens are more likely to engage in sexual risk taking, putting them at greater risk for STDs.
- About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.
- In at least one study, about 80% of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.”4
Unemployment and Suicide
Another potential suicide cause is loss and not having any idea how to properly mourn and heal from loss. “Out of all suicide deaths worldwide, the researchers estimated that 1 in 5 are tied to unemployment. That adds up to an estimated 45,000 suicides each year. And both men and women—no matter their age—are at an increased risk when they find themselves out of work.”5
More bad news: According to Julie A. Phillips, Ph.D., professor of sociology at Rutgers,”Divorce rates are rising and marriage rates are falling, resulting in more people living alone; obesity rates are climbing, along with associated health problems; and the lousy economy and unstable employment prospects certainly don’t help. ‘All these forces may combine to affect psychological well-being and stress levels, and to enhance feelings of social isolation.'” Again, addressing these issues requires understanding and healing from loss. 6
Veterans and Suicide
Those who have served in the military are 22% more likely to commit suicide than those who have not. Dealing with the aftermath of having experienced the horrors of war and the inability to properly acclimate back into society once they have returned I feel are key factors. Numbers get worse for those over 50.7
With all these known suicide causes, its no wonder the suicide rates are so high.
If you yourself or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, here is the link for the suicide prevention website and helpline:
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