Family killings linked to financial woes; 2009 the year of sad?
Are these tragic stories an indication that America is entering into another "Recession Depression"; a time when, as during the Great Depression, suicide rates rise sharply? During that period, suicide went from 14 in 10,000 people to 17 in 10,000 people, annually. I wonder every day when I think about the extreme stress of such huge job losses as we have collectively experienced these past few months: how long until we start, collectively, cracking?
If these past few awful headlines are any indication, not so very long. The news is sure to stay desperate and gory unless the job losses dry up. And that doesn't look really hopeful: at least, not today.