NC youth suicide rate nearly tripled in two decades | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the Carolina Journal. The author of this post is David Bass.

    A troubling trend for youth mental health and suicide rates emerges from a new annual report released Feb. 27 by the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force.

    The suicide rate for youths between the ages of 10- and 17-years-old reached the highest in two decades in 2021 in North Carolina, according to the report. There were 62 suicides among young people in this age range, 42% of those being among teens ages 15 to 17.

    In 2002, there were 2.1 suicides for the 10-17 age range per 100,000 people, compared to 5.7 per 100,000 in 2021 - nearly triple the amount. In 2015, 16% of N.C. high school students seriously considered attempting suicide in the last 12 months, compared to 22% in 2021.

    For the 10-14 age range, suicide was the second leading cause of death - at 17% - behind motor vehicle accidents - at 25%. For ages 15-17, homicide was the leading cause followed by motor vehicle accidents and suicide at third.

    A jump in self-injury was another alarming trend. In 2021, there were 783 hospitalizations and emergency room visits for self-injury among teens and pre-teens. Alarmingly, there was a 46% increase in self-inflected injury emergency room visits among females ages 10 to 14 between 2020 and 2021.

    The N.C. Child Fatality Task Force is a legislative study commission responsible for studying causes of child death and making recommendations to the governor and the General Assembly on solutions.

    In December, the 2021 N.C. Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed similar trends in youth mental health. On a wide range of metrics, young people reported feeling worse off than their counterparts a decade ago.

Considering what has happened to our Representative Republic since the corruptive orthodoxy that led to the tolerated abomination - The Russia Hoax - where felonies were perpetrated upon the American People by the creation of the Two Tiered Justice System, in the misnomer of "Social Justice:" Where do you stand on sustaining our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms in a society where injustice is chronically sanctioned by one political orthodoxy?
  I believe in a perfected society by employing a higher governmental authority to train the behavior of the public.
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( March 16th, 2023 @ 8:19 am )
When I read REAL news such as this, I have to ask who, what is to blame?

Quickly, that answer comes rushing back to me, and as an optimist, this simple conundrum is a fixable one; however, these unnatural wrongful paths can only be corrected if this sick society makes vital, logical changes, and turns away from what is corrupt, ignorant and evil, and that will be a difficult proposition in its undertaking.

Why would such a simple solution exist, yet its implementation remain so difficult?

Because this coordinated affront to all that is righteous is so intrinsically intertwined within the fabric of an extensive effort of "Woke" Indoctrination, and the intended illogical leadership of our People is so pervasive in plan, and purposefully wrong in application, an abrupt reversal and removal of all that is corrupt, ignorant and evil will be an undertaking that will be fought defiantly by all bad actors that benefit from the profit of this evil core, much of which is unrighteous, and of insidiously dark origins.

My advice: Start turning away from what is not beneficial to everyone and all that is real, and find real wisdom from spiritual growth, and the humble industry of body, heart and soul.

Support others that do the same.

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