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Enough Suicides Each Year to Fill a Sports Stadium

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When a mechanic stole a plane from SEA-TAC airport, it first looked like a joy ride, but as air traffic controllers confirmed, the pilot stole the plane to commit suicide. While I’m inclined to give him points for going out with style, the reality is heartbreaking. What brought him to this point? What series of events in his life led him to believe there was no hope for a better tomorrow? According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US every year, with about 45,000 people committing suicide each year. Think about that a moment. 45,000 people is equivalent to a sports stadium full. If a terrorist bombed a sporting event, the nation would be devastated by the tragedy. But that many people commit suicide each year and no one cries out to put an end to suicide.     What’s even more disturbing than the suicide rate is the...

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