Fighting a real war on terror


“For what I fear comes upon me,
And what I dread befalls me
I am not at ease, nor am I quiet,
And I am not at rest,
but turmoil comes.”

Book of Job 3:25

 

Suicide is now the biggest killer of young men in Britain. Three young males take their own life on average every day. The latest figures show that the suicide rate rose significantly in 2011 with 4,552 men taking their own life out of a total of 6,045 people. The highest rate was in the male age bracket 30-44. Suicide in this group accounted for more deaths than road accidents, murder and HIV/Aids combined.

CALM (March, 2013)

 

It was ever thus.

 

“A direct comparison of American male war deaths under the age of 35 during the official years of the Vietnam War, 1961 – 1973, with American deaths from suicide among the same age group, shows there were twice as many suicides (101,732) as war deaths (54,708)”

Kay Redfield Jamison (Night Falls Fast)

 

Now that, surely, deserves a real and meaningful ‘war on terror’.

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