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Concealment of facts: Suicide mortality in the European Union

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Suicide mortality in the European Union


Christopher Birt<sup>1</sup>, Unni Bille-Brahe<sup>2</sup>, Madelena Cabecadas<sup>3</sup>, Parveen Chishti<sup>4</sup>, Paul Corcoran<sup>5</sup>, Rodney Elgie<sup>6</sup>, Kees van Heeringen<sup>7</sup>, Lars-Gunnar Horte<sup>8</sup>, Alberto G. Marchi<sup>9</sup>, Aini Ostamo, Eleni Petridou<sup>11</sup>, Ellinor S. Renberg<sup>12</sup>, David H. Stone<sup>13</sup>, Johannes Wiik<sup>14</sup> and Williamson<sup>5</sup> <sup>1</sup> University of Birmingham, Collaboration for Public Health in Europe, UK <sup>2</sup> Centre for Suicidological Research, WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Suicide, Denmark <sup>3</sup> Rua Prof Mark Athias, Lisbon, Portugal <sup>4</sup> PEACH Unit, Department of Child Health, University of Glasgow, Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow <sup>5</sup> National Suicide Research Foundation, Cork, Ireland <sup>6</sup> GAMIAN-Europe, UK <sup>7</sup> University Hospital, Unit for Suicide Research, Gent, Belgium <sup>8</sup> Department of Public Health Services, Stockholm, Sweden <sup>9</sup> IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy <sup>10</sup> National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland <sup>11</sup> University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece <sup>12</sup> University Hospital, Umea, Sweden <sup>13</sup> PEACH Unit, Department of Child Health, University of Glasgow, Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow, UK <sup>14</sup> National Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway

Background: There are an estimated one million completed suicides<sup> </sup>per year worldwide. As a response to increasing concern about<sup> </sup>suicide within Europe, the EUROSAVE (European Review of Suicide<sup> </sup>and Violence Epidemiology) study was undertaken to examine recent<sup> </sup>trends in the epidemiology of suicide and self-inflicted injury<sup> </sup>mortality in the European Union (EU). Methods: Suicide and self-inflicted<sup> </sup>injury mortality data for the 15 EU countries for the years<sup> </sup>1984–1998 were obtained from the World Health Organisation<sup> </sup>(WHO), the European Statistical Office of the European Commission<sup> </sup>(EUROSTAT) and national statistical agencies.

Present policy of the European Union is cover-up and to minimize the actual facts. In the past twenty years approx. 1,000,000 Europeans felt impelled to commit suicide. In other words, right - there're no more concentration camps were people are being killed, but the politicians created a misrule, adhere to a policy of such kind, that people kill themselves.


As Prabhupada highlighted repeatedly, modern advancement of civilization is nothing but a killing policy. Not only that they pass laws which make the live of Vaishnavas almost impossible, they enforce their suicidal policy upon their own people.


This is less than animal - living peacefully together with those who feel forced into total hopelessness and who actually commit suicide. And the Vaishnava institutions telling, we never heard of this. The Vaishnava institutions want to save humanity and don't even know how much people are suffering? This explains why many complain how the Vaishnava institutions degraded into fund raising orgs, who lost overview to spread actual knowledge.


With the high levels of unemployment that have now become the standard state of affairs in Europe, the social costs of these penalties are indeed heavy. These costs diminish the lives of all, but are particularly harsh on the minority – a large minority – of families severely afflicted by persistent unemployment and its far-reaching damages.


Unemployment can play havoc with the lives of the jobless, and cause intense suffering and mental agony. Empirical studies of unemployment, for example by Jahoda, Lazarsfeld and Zeisel (1933), Eisenberg and Lazarsfeld (1938), Bakke (1940a, 1940b), and Hill (1977), have brought out how serious this effect can be. Indeed, high unemployment is often associated even with elevated rates of suicide, which is an indicator of the perception of unbearability that the victims experience (see, for example, Boor, 1980 and Platt, 1984).

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