Suicide Hot Line Calls Surge As Joblessness Tightens Grip

Posted by Trish Riley, July 7, 2010

Another recent story noted that addiction rates are up, as are prescriptions for anti-depressants. Hello, world, life’s become a struggle to survive. Is this how it should be? Let’s help move our civilization toward a sustainable future that includes a higher quality of life. Buy less. Reduce energy and petroleum products. Protect water. Spend more time with children, love and creativity.

“In one of the darkest tallies of the nation's still-sputtering recession, experts say financial desperation has played a significant role in increased calls to suicide-prevention hot lines — and likely has led to increased suicide rates.”

via Suicide Hot Line Calls Surge As Joblessness Tightens Grip.