Remove the Suicide Map
Just browsing and came across this article.
That map is clearly false. Do you really think Sweden and other EU-countries have more suicides than, for example USA? We have very good social security here in Sweden. I never have to worry about starving or not have a roof over my head, while at least 50 million people in USA have a lack of social security, health care, etc..
This article must somehow address the fact that in many countries there are strong reasons for reporting a suicide as something else. There are social, religious, insurance policy reason to avoid reporting a suicide as a suicide. In many countries the system for statistics for suicides are flawed or intentionally falsified. Sweden became known for having a lot of suicides because we are a secular country where a suicide is not hidden for religious or social stigmata reasons, and because we were among the few countries which published true statistics already in the 1950’s.
Also, just out of curiosity, checked the statistics for the search term “suicide” on Google. In interests me in how the conversation surrounding it exists. It’s so taboo, and yet I feel like I just read the other day that American soldier suicide rates had increased in 2010—but I have no comparison and contrast to qualify statements like that.
Also, just started looking after reading an article titled: “Why Facebook makes you sad”.
Also, speaking of Wikipedia, check out “Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia’s Contributor List”.
February 01, 2011, 7:48pm