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Joblessness And Hopelessness: The Link Between Unemployment And Suicide

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Joblessness And Hopelessness: The Link Between Unemployment And Suicide

Post by Quiethawk on Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:54 pm

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Re: Joblessness And Hopelessness: The Link Between Unemployment And Suicide

Post by Quiethawk on Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:58 pm

Advocates warn the media to tread carefully around the topic.

"Avoid reporting that death by suicide was preceded by a single event, such as a recent job loss, divorce or bad grades," say recommendations for media from a coalition of groups led by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American Association of Suicidology, and the Annenberg Public Policy Center. "Reporting like this leaves the public with an overly simplistic and misleading understanding of suicide."

Contagion is the concern: The suicide prevention groups say studies have shown dramatic, simplistic headlines about suicide motivation can lead to copycat suicides. The anti-suicide groups updated their reporting recommendations on Thursday, including for the first time advice for citizen journalists, bloggers, and message board administrators -- a nod to the pivotal role that social media and the Web now play in discussions of the topic.

But at least among some of the jobless, media reports about suicide are considered too tame.
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Post by JaneWI on Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:25 pm

The suicides here are starting to remind me of a smaller version of what has been happening in India where a lot of farmers are killing themselves.

Beguiled by the promise of future riches, he borrowed money in order to buy the GM seeds. But when the harvests failed, he was left with spiralling debts - and no income.
So Shankara became one of an estimated 125,000 farmers to take their own life as a result of the ruthless drive to use India as a testing ground for genetically modified crops.
The crisis, branded the 'GM Genocide' by campaigners, was highlighted recently when Prince Charles claimed that the issue of GM had become a 'global moral question' - and the time had come to end its unstoppable march.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1082559/The-GM-genocide-Thousands-Indian-farmers-committing-suicide-using-genetically-modified-crops.html#ixzz1Jd5Iv0Bl

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