Saturday, January 03, 2009

Post Christmas Madness

     We all woke up the day after Christmas to ten (10) count them, cop cars on my street. They had the policia tape and everything. There was SUV cops and emergency fire trucks, woah. You know its serious when they strategically position the parking officer in the middle of the group of cop cars. That's serious...

     Anyway, the reason they came was because someone on my street attempted suicide. It immediately got me thinking about holidays and suicides and how "everyone knows" that people kill themselves during the holidays right? Well, I thought I’d look up some statistics for the blog here. You know how I love statistics. The first thing to strike my eye when I Googled “holiday suicide statistics” is an article from Psychology Today.

“Suicides drop during the winter months, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and they usually peak during the spring months.”

The holiday suicide increase is a myth. And this is just a coincidence. I love things like this, a little discovery of truth amongst the bullshit.


geekedout said...

did you yell out the window, "I've got a gun, come and get me!"?

W.C. Varones said...

Was it a financial-crisis-related suicide?

We are tracking those at Greenspan's Body Count.