There has been a sudden increase in child suicides.1 The drug companies immediately jumped on the issue pointing to the recent decrease in the use of antidepressants. Well, the truth is that more children are killing themselves because of the huge increase in the obviousness of selfishness in society and the world at-large.
Children are not immune to the exposure of hypocrisy and the fact that very little is being done so far about that obvious hypocrisy by the people responsible for raising those children: So-called Adults.
If society wants the suicide rates to drop precipitously and without resorting to drugs that only mask the underlying evil (selfishness) of society, then society will shift radically to unselfishness.
The same thing applies to all the problems of the world and humanity.
The greed, covetousness, materialism, violence, war, torture, sexual confusion, pornography on the Internet, contrivance of the entertainment and gaming industries, and all the other unethical mixed-signals given them is killing them.
These things are breaking the children earlier and earlier. It is all anything but wholesome, which is to say anything but healthy or health promoting.
1 Lindsey Tanner. "Kids' Suicides Rise, CDC Report Finds." The Associated Press. The Washington Press. February 5, 2007. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/05/AR2007020501145.html. (last accessed: Tuesday, February 06, 2007). Return to text body.