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  • Writer's pictureGary Moller

Good News: Suicides are Down!

Updated: Mar 16


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Judge Deborah Marshall released the figures to June 30, 2021, which show 607 people died by suspected suicide, compared to 628 the year before - a decrease of 21 deaths and a drop in the suspected suicide rate from 11.8 deaths per 100,000 to 11.6.

When I speak to health professionals working in the field and say, "Did you know that there were fewer suicides since the beginning of the pandemic than the year before?" the answer is typically this: "That's BS!"


Anybody who works at the coal-face of mental health and not in the pocket of you-know-who will tell you that suicides have to be up. So, how come they are going down and not up, as expected? I did reach out to a prominent suicide campaigner for comment for this article but strangely, there has been silence.


A wise and knowledgeable person in the field of suicide explained what he thinks is going on with these statistics: when contemplating ending their life, they will typically seek fortitude in a substantial swig of alcohol. However, when deciding on the cause of death, guess which way the pendulum is swinging these days? You guessed right: if there is alcohol in the deceased's system and there is an element of doubt about the cause of death, it is "alcohol-related" and buried among all other alcohol-related fatalities.

Problem solved!

Officially, it appears that lockdowns, concealing faces, marginalising the unvaccinated, destroying and other measures to keep us safe is good for our mental health!


Here is a fabulous article that deftly avoids the contribution of mass-fear-mongering to anxiety, depression and suicide:


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mariansutherland
Dec 03, 2021

The rural sector are increasingly vulnerable to feelings of hopelessness as the unworkable " red-green " climate-change " carbon mitigation agendas are being forced upon them. It's an absolute nightmare for them. I'm born and bred on back country and high country stations, and these people are mostly incredibly hard-working, salt-of-the-earth, decent folk who care about the environment, as can be seen if one views any of the iconic " Country Calendar " series. Now they're being disrespected and kicked in the guts from many directions, and it can wear one down.

I'm a big supporter of Heather Meri Pennycook and Fred Roberts' organisation Ag Action Gatherings as they help people see the big picture and provide encouragement which i…

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mariansutherland
Dec 04, 2021
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Then again, there is the possibility that increased mental health issues and even increased numbers of people ( young and old ) with heart disease, can be put down to " post-pandemic-stress-disorder ? "

No doubt the benevolent pharmaceutical corporations will come to the rescue with new drugs to deal with this latest disorder.

https://off-guardian.org/2021/12/03/post-pandemic-stress-disorder-seriously/

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Gary Moller
Gary Moller
Dec 03, 2021

Another shameful thing: where are the voices of the suicide prevention campaigners? They are unusually quiet.

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supercutestuff22
supercutestuff22
Dec 03, 2021

I noticed there is an article in Stuff this morning stating there is "no evidence" that suicides are up. Propaganda at work in the Peoples Republic of New Zealand. Shameful absolutely shameful.


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Gary Moller
Gary Moller
Dec 03, 2021
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Yes, Comrade: shameful indeed!

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mariansutherland
Dec 03, 2021

Suicides are down..

Yeah right! 😭

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Philip Hayward
Dec 01, 2021

I notice on statistician William Brigg's blog, every time he analyses the latest US mortality data, it is noticeable that the category "unclassified" has exploded over the last year or so.


If honest total mortality data is available, it should be possible to analyze the trends in the various categories, and spot anomalous changes that might be where inconvenient data is being buried.


If alcohol-related deaths are up, that in any case is "shame on the government".

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