Swedish mental health groups lobby for creation of ‘suicide agency’
Swedish mental health charities want the government to create an official agency to reduce the high number of suicides in the country. Experts argue the issue has been swept under the carpet at the expense of human suffering.
Non-profit organization Mind, which works with people suffering from mental illnesses, has raised the alarm over the number of suicides in Sweden. Representatives from the agency believe the taboo surrounding discussion of the issue has led to stagnation, which is costing people’s lives, the Local reported.
"The taboo should not lead to that the question is avoided and is buried in inquiries without anything really happening. Moreover, the price in human suffering far too high," representatives for the charities wrote in Dagens Nyheter on Sunday.
In light of the current situation, Mind is calling for a new, holistic approach to deal with the issue of suicide. The group wants the Swedish public health body (Folkhälsömyndigheten) to create a separate department dedicated to bringing down the number of suicides. If this does not happen the group plans to appeal to politicians to start a government agency.
Sweden has one of the highest suicide rates in Europe. At least 1,500 people take their own lives there every year. Additionally, suicide is the number one cause of death for men between 15 and 44 in Sweden, with 70 percent of all suicides committed by men.
Mind points out that around five times more people commit suicide each year than die in traffic incidents.
In 2008 the Swedish government launched a ‘Vision Zero’ policy for suicides aiming to drastically reduce the number of deaths in Sweden. The initiative was intended “to promote the idealism that suicide is everyone’s responsibility,” and tackle the social stigma surrounding the issue.
Mind says the initiative is ineffective and has done little to reduce suicide rates in Sweden.
Read the full article at: rt.com
Swedish Teens ’More Depressed Than Ever’ in Happiest Place on Earth
Learn more about Scandinavia: What you didn’t know about Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland
Sweden & The Nordic Countries, a Socialist Utopia?
And hear more about the issue of Multiculturalism & Destruction of the West
Mikael Jalving - Absolut Sweden: A Country Undergoing Change
Ingunn Sigursdatter - Norway: Happiest Country on Earth Myth & Awakening the Norsemen
Mike Cross - Philosophy of a Psychopathic Society & Template of Conformity
Scared of the Sun – the Global Pandemic of Vitamin D Deficiency
Suicide due to old age? Swiss company wants to aid healthy elderly die
Dangerous Risks Associated with Antidepressants
Brain Helmet Zaps Depression?
Food for thought: Aspartame, depression and SSRIs
Danes want Swedes to break ’spiral of silence’
No (European) Country For White Men: Sweden and the Relentless Pursuit of Diversity
Sweden today crime, race riots and anti-white racism by immigrants
Latest News from our Front Page
The Josh Duggar Incident Reveals The Tactics And Hypocrisy of SJWs
Last week, In Touch Weekly broke the news that Josh Duggar, eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar from TLCâ€™s 19 Kids and Counting, had molested five under-aged girls in 2002 and 2003. Josh, who was 14 at the time, was accused of fondling his victims, touching their breasts and genitals while they slept.
A police report was released shortly ...
15 More Men of South Asian Descent Charged With Child Sex Offences
Police in Keighley, West Yorkshire have charged 14 men and a 16-year-old boy with sex offences including the rape of a girl under the age of 16. The offences relate primarily to one female victim, with one allegation involving a second who was also under 16 at the time.
The offences are alleged to have occurred between 2011 and 2012. In ...
Anti-Semitic fliers left on Chevy Chase driveways
Five streets in Chevy Chase, Md., were papered with anti-Semitic fliers on Wednesday morning.
Montgomery County police are looking for the person or people who left the hate-filled leaflets on almost every driveway on the streets.
â€śThis is very disturbing. My community is definitely disturbed,â€ť said Jean Sperling, the village manager of Martinâ€™s Additions, the community where the fliers were found. Sperling ...
German court says ex-SS officer unfit for trial
Prosecutors in the northern German city of Hamburg have dropped their probe into a 93-year-old former Nazi SS officer. Gerhard Sommer, who suffers from dementia, allegedly took part in a World War II massacre in Italy.
Gerhard Sommer, a former company commander of a mechanized infantry division, had been accused of participating in the mass murder of 560 civilians by Nazi ...
The Age of Disinformation
I have been a professional meteorologist for 36 years. Since my debut on television in 1979, I have been an eyewitness to the many changes in technology, society, and how we communicate. I am one who embraces change, and celebrates the higher quality of life we enjoy now thanks to this progress.
But, at the same time, I realize the instant ...
|More News » |