Monday, September 13, 2010

Oregon Has Taught That All Suicide IS OK

Suicide is out of control in Oregon – I’m shocked I tell you!! Now let’s see, the state prides itself on being the first to make assisted suicide legal, thereby legitimating a previous social taboo. Why wouldn’t the message be that suicide, assisted or otherwise, is OK?
Oregon Suicide Rate Tops U.S., By Far
SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon's suicide rate is a stunning 35 percent higher than the national average, a new state report out Thursday said.
The Oregon rate is 15.2 suicides per 100,000 people, compared to the national rate of 11.3 per 100,000.
After decreasing in the 1990s, suicide rates have been increasing significantly since 2000, according to a new report, "Suicides in Oregon: Trends and Risk Factors," from Oregon Public Health.
The report also details recommendations to prevent the number of suicides in the state. more

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