Shock news: youth suicide rates reach new low

The really dangerous ‘epidemic’ is one of miserabilism, not suicide - read Mick Hume’s column in The Times (London).

Mick Hume

Mick Hume

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Tuesday February

‘The report in The Times summed it up: “A 14th young person in Wales takes her own life and the whole of adult Britain is on suicide watch.” Nothing seems more tragic or terrifying than youth suicide. That is all the more reason to try to remain rational about it. Yet reactions to a “cluster” of deaths around Bridgend have verged on macabre fantasy, with talk of a suicide “virus” spread via social networking websites. …’

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