The Most Depressing Time Of The Year In The Most Depressed Nation On The Planet

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Michael Snyder

Did you know that the rate of suicide is highest during this time of the year and that 45 percent of all Americans dread the Christmas season?  We are constantly being told that Christmas is the happiest time of the year, but mental health professionals tell us that the exact opposite is true.

The Most Depressing Time Of The Year In The Most Depressed Nation On The Planet

For large numbers of Americans, the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is filled with stress, anxiety, loneliness and family squabbles.  And for most people, the reality of the holidays never even comes close to matching up with the glittering ideal portrayed in movies and on television.  As a result, depression tends to spike during the month of December.  And of course Americans are quite depressed most of the time anyway.  In fact, one out of every ten Americans is on an antidepressant as you read this article.  No other nation in the world even approaches that level.  So right now we are in the midst of the most depressing time of the year in the most depressed nation on the entire planet.  What is wrong with this picture?

A lot of people start to feel down this time of the year, and they don’t realize that there are millions of others that are going through the exact same thing.  The following excerpt from a Psychology Today article explains that this is something that happens every Christmas season…

We are told that Christmas, for Christians, should be the happiest time of year, an opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. Yet, according to the National Institute of Health, Christmas is the time of year that people experience the highest incidence of depression. Hospitals and police forces report the highest incidences of suicide and attempted suicide. Psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals report a significant increase in patients complaining about depression. One North American survey reported that 45% of respondents dreaded the festive season.

So when we get depressed, what do we do?

Well, we do what we always do for depression.

We start popping pills.

Today, America is the most drugged up nation on the face of the Earth by a wide margin.  Just consider the following numbers…

-Americans account for about five percent of the global population, but we consume more than 50 percent of the pharmaceutical drugs.  At the moment, the number one selling pharmaceutical drug in America is called Thorazine.  It is used as a supplement to other antidepressant drugs.

According to the New York Times, more than 30 million Americans are currently taking antidepressants.

-The number of people that are clinically diagnosed with depression is growing at a rate of 20 percent annually.

The rate of antidepressant use among middle aged women is far higher than for the population as a whole.  It is hard to believe, but right now one out of every four women in their 40s and 50s is taking an antidepressant medication.

-The percentage of women taking antidepressants in the United States is significantly higher than in any other country in the world.

-Children in the United States are three times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants than children in Europe are.

If all of these antidepressants are helping, then why are more Americans killing themselves?  The suicide rate for Americans between the ages of 35 and 64 increased by nearly 30 percent between 1999 and 2010.  The number of Americans that die by suicide is now greater than the number of Americans that die as a result of car accidents every year.

Sadly, most Americans have absolutely no idea that the latest scientific studies indicate that many of these drugs could actually be quite dangerous.

For example, one recent study found that children that take antidepressants are more likely to attempt suicide

High doses of brain-altering chemicals marketed as “anti-depressants” increase the likelihood of self-harm, rather than decreasing the risk, say Harvard health scientists in a study that analyzed data on 162,625 people.

Drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) may raise the risk of suicidal behavior in children and young adults, according to the analysis. SSRI’s are the chemical substances which make up the antidepressants Prozac and Zoloft.

“Our findings offer clinicians an additional incentive to avoid initiating pharmacotherapy at high-therapeutic doses,” Harvard School of Public Health researchers said.

Another recent study found that pregnant mothers that take antidepressants are more likely to have babies with brain defects

Almost one in five children born to mothers taking antidepressants during pregnancy have a brain defect – called a “Chiari type 1 malformation” – according to a groundbreaking study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The study, titled Rate of Chiari I Malformation in Children of Mothers with Depression with and without Prenatal SSRI Exposure, was published May 19 in the peer-reviewed journal Neuropsychopharmacology.

The researchers found that “children of depressed mothers treated with a group of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy were more likely to develop Chiari type 1 malformations than were children of mothers with no history of depression,” according to their press statement.

Perhaps popping pills is not the solution after all.

If you are battling depression, one of the key things to do is to look at your diet.  What we eat and what we drink plays a massive role in how we feel and how our brain functions.  If you start eating better, your life will improve in a multitude of ways.

And certainly there are natural ways to battle depression.  If you want to learn more about this, Natural News has some great articles on the subject.

But more important than all of those things is the fact that most Americans today simply do not have anything to live for.

These days, most people just seem to be living for themselves.  They chase one form of entertainment after another, hoping that something will eventually fill the gaping holes that are constantly aching inside their hearts.  Many go to their graves never finding the fulfillment that they were desperately searching for all of their lives.

You have got to have something to live for that really matters.  That is something that I have found, and it has made all the difference.  No matter how broken your life is right now, the key is to never, ever, ever give up.  As long as you keep fighting, there is always hope that things can be turned around.

So don’t give in to depression this Christmas season.

Yes, this world is an incredibly messed up place.

Yes, things are going to get a lot worse in the years ahead.

But that doesn’t mean that the future has to be bleak for you.

The best chapters of your life could be right around the corner, so don’t you ever, ever give up.

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2 Responses

  1. Serf says:

    The reptilians many of which are disguised as human and all of whom (reptilians that is) are evil and psychopathic truly control the planet. However the reptilians have run out time and lost and they know this which makes them desperate and likely to make increasingly insane decisions as the end of world approaches through nuclear world war 3 and Nibiru/Planet X.

    All the plans of the reptilian ruling elite and their kind will amount to nothing as all evil is being eradicated and the physical universe and all its structures (all evil) are being dismantled by the true light. However nothing of spiritual value (that is everything that is spiritually good and not evil) will survive the end of the very evil physical universe.

    The ruling elite and their associates (reptilian and human) have been draining the populations of wealth by the trillions of dollars (USD $) in order to build city sized deep underground military base complexes (DUMB’s) between 1km to 4km underground (with very high speed rapid transit maglev shuttle trains). These programmes and policies knowingly (from the government and corporations) and purposefully by design cause and result in deindustrialisation, immense unemployment, massive poverty and debt, social unrest, massive depression, economic suffering, anxiety and stress.

    But of course nothing will save them in particular none of their super secret space program and ultra black projects (such as stargates, wormholes, off world bases and starships) will save them and fortunately (for those not of evil) everyone accountable for their actions in all their lives past and present.

    http://jchiappalone.com/page11.php

  2. HII says:

    Guys America _ you are getting caught depressed and depressed again in consequences of what xxx ?? by these news as indicated _ check these out for the facts ??

    One thing for sure is the consequences of USA amongst the nations who has lived in the wrong path of exploiting the earth in the wrong USURY ways _ the last 100 years since 1913 ?? check these out _ OK ??

    excerpt “” HII December 4, 2014 at 8:25 pm – Reply
    Mr Dave Hodges; all you had said UNFORTUNATE had spoken out by themselves; so what next to expect of DOING ??
    As you had said again _ back to the LORD your GOD the creator of and all that found in the Universe;
    If you will review again and again how bad the World Banking USURY systems built in them by the Rothschilds ?? Hence the world economies to date are USURY based economies; USURY Wall Streets _ banking JP MORGANS _ the BAD FED USA etc; the answers are in there in the BIBLE _ GOD will not hence never allow USURY living based creatures as all you guys are the HUMAN SPECIES on earth to sustain their survivals;
    So the answer to your questions _ will GOD save America ?? the Answer is NO _ not until you guys get rid the Rothschild USURY based banking as the BAD FED USA _ the Wall Street _ JP Morgan New York etc _ OK ??
    Not only America _ over the globes _ GOD will not save all of you guys over the world either_ around the globe _ neither the Arabian Springs _examples _ as they are also all getting caught living in the USURY based of systems Banking vs WARS on SUPPLIES of Fuels_ Natural vs _Mineral Resources; against the Islamic QURAN _ OK ??
    So NOW it should be clear to you Dave _ where the world will lead itself with the current USURY corrupted Humans Civlizations in it; they all deserve A TOTAL Destruction _ All GOD Mercy _ hence ANNIHILATION _ except ?? Guys you got to fill the Blank _ your cross world Puzzles _ OK ??
    Advise comment; Good Luck Guys Good Luck the World !! “”

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