NO! This is not intended an anti-gun post…this is continuing with my series on suicide….I am sure that some will want to tie this into my statements from the past…but it is intended as info not oppo……
I have been watching the different suicide rates in the US from farmers to vets to military and now the youth of the nation…..
But first just a reminder of the series…….
That was a quick tour of my thoughts on these suicides…..
This report on the startling amount of suicides among the nation’s young….suicide with guns involved…..
Suicide rates among U.S. children and teens have hit startling rates and a study now finds one clear predictor of youth suicide: gun ownership.
Youth suicides rates are higher in states with high gun ownership rates, a team at Boston University School of Public Health found.
“Household gun ownership was the single biggest predictor of youth suicide rate in a state,” Dr. Michael Siegel, a public health specialist at BU, told NBC News.
Again mental health has been ignored for too long….time for some sort of major change in the thinking of those that make the rules.