What is the leading cause of suicide in the USA? 

The Chicago Tribune article today titled, Suicide Rates in Illinois, US on the rise, listed a number of reasons for the climbing rate. You would think the investigative reporter would have listed the main reason, but the article just stated a general explanation of mental illness.

The purpose of this post is to tell you the truth, which in my opinion is not all that hard to discern, of what the main reason.

The correlation between alcohol and drug addiction is apparent. So what is the solution being suggested in the article, more funds for mental illness? While at the same time, politicians are passing laws to legalize recreational drugs which anyone with any common sense would discern that the more available drugs become, the more users will experiment. Even though medical evidence indicates human brains are wired to seek pleasure once the human bodies experience a pleasure, and a significant number of people are more susceptible, because of their brain wiring, to become addicts once they experience drugs or alcohol.

King Solomon. 

Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense. (Proverb 10:13 NIV) 

In the lips of him, that hath understanding wisdom is found,…. He that has an understanding, especially of divine, spiritual, and evangelic things, which is the pure gift of God; wisdom will be found in his lips, his mouth will speak of it; not of mere natural wisdom, but spiritual wisdom; of the wisdom of God in his works; of Christ, the Wisdom of God; of the Gospel, the hidden wisdom; of inward experience of the grace of God, wisdom in the inward part, ( Gil Bible Exposition HERE)

What’s My Point? 

If you want to know the real reason why suicides are rising, reading the news, or listening to news commentators opinions, or politicians, or government entities, you will never find or discern the real reason why suicides are rising.

In My Opinion 

Better to read the Bible and discern the real reason why USA suicides rates are rising. The Supreme Court interpretation of separation of Religion from Government was a mistake and needs to be remedied.

There is more to life than seeking pleasure according to King Solomon. The evidence is apparent, more secularism, and less religion guidance to our youth is the result of  more folly in the USA.

The answer to reducing suicides is school vouchers to allow parents the choice to have their children taught Spiritual Wisdom. While it is no guarantee it will reduce suicides 100 percent, in my opinion, the present trend will reverse.

This answer was discerned three thousand years ago as evidenced in these proverbs.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” ( Proverb 22:6) 

20So you may walk in the way of goodness,

And keep to the paths of righteousness.

21For the upright will dwell in the land,

And the blameless will remain in it;

22But the wicked will be cut off from the earth,

And the unfaithful will be uprooted from it. (Proverbs Chapter Two HERE).

If Interested.,

Read the articles and previous posts in the Sources Links below.  I gave my opinion on why Government no longer cares. Also, why the tax revenues government will obtain will never be sufficient to rehabilitate drug addicts in time.

You Decide

 If after reading, are my lips discerning the truth of the real reason for the rise in suicides in the USA?

Is preventing our children from being taught Spiritual Wisdom?

Is becoming an alcoholic or drug addict the same as a person allowing their brains to lose sense and allowing themselves to become alcohol or drug addicts?

When will we wise up and discern the real reasons why suicides, and a host of other follies, are, largely the blame of not teaching them Spiritual Wisdom to help guide them on to avoid many of the pitfalls of folly they will see and experience in their lives.

Regards and good will blogging. 

Source Links

Chicago Tribune 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-suicide-numbers-rising-20180608-story.html

Real Reasons for Suicide According to Government Report

https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA16-4935/SMA16-4935.pdf

Previous Posts 

https://rudymartinka.com/2017/11/29/king-solomon-on-meaning-of-life/ 

https://rudymartinka.com/2018/06/11/king-solomon-parody-recreational-use-of-marijuana-and-drugs-in-usa/ 

https://rudymartinka.com/2018/05/27/king-solomon-help-protect-me-from-religion/