The researchers point out their study did not try to evaluate the causes for why increasing numbers of youth are visualizing and/or attempting suicide, although they say there are probably multiple reasons.
Dr. Gene Beresin (who did not participate in the study) is the executive director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He says depression and suicide have been ‚Äúrising significantly‚ÄĚ and speculates that one reason why is the pressure kids feel to perform in school and in their future careers. Also, suicide rates have risen in all age groups, meaning that parents and guardians are increasingly anxious and could be passing this stress on their kids. Other factors could be the challenges that have come with the Internet and social media, such as cyberbullying, which often goes unnoticed.
Douglas Fir wrote: ...the train, which reaches speeds of over 60 miles per hour...
Wiki says 79 max, but even half that is plenty. Stupid drivers, not just suicides, are a problem. If they really want Shinkansen speeds, they better have completely isolated rights-of-way instead of unsafe level-crossings.
There is an 'unwritten agreement' between the press and the Authorities, where they will never publicize suicides. They say that medical authorities say it encourages people to commit suicide, so you could say that 'suicide is contagious!' In Florida, a new high-speed train has begun service between Miami and West Palm Beach, and there have been many 'pedestrians' killed by the train, which reaches speeds of over 60 miles per hour. That speed does not compare to the Japanese bullet trains, but it is fast enough to kill you, so these 'pedestrians' are really people seeking an easy way to kill themselves. Not for one second do I believe the train is responsible for seeking out pedestrians to kill, and the train company has done a lot of publicity about avoiding the tracks.
[The researchers point out their study did not try to evaluate the causes for why increasing numbers of youth are visualizing and/or attempting suicide, although they say there are probably multiple reasons.]