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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

Why do you think the suicide rate increases during the holiday season?

Do you get depressed during Christmas and New Years?

Have you or do you consider killing yourself during these times?

I would like to know your age, and sex, just curious. thanks...

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  • Amelia
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    It is generally a time of reflection and a time for people to come together with family and friends. For some people there is no opportunity to do this. They are lonely as they see everyone around them coming together to celebrate the season. They often feel hopeless. I have a felt sad at this time of year. Last year was a terrible year for me. But no, I have never considered killing myself.

    I'm female--32.

  • 1 decade ago

    As a child of a suicidal parent, I have read up on suicide and depression. and I faound that during holidays and spring the suicide rate increases dramatically. They theorize that everyone around them is happy and doesn't understand that ther is no hope. The season goes against everything they feel and think. female, 30.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, I do believe the suicide rat increases during the holiday season. No, I am too busy to be depressed. I would never consider killing myself. Female, grandmother.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because some people get depressed. Yes, I do get depressed during Christmas but I have never thought of committing suicide !!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    no, I'm rarely depressed. I think mainly people between 20 and 60 are disposed to it. The holiday season is a "good" time for it, because those who are lonely realizes that they are alone, and somehow feel rejected by their ambiance and seeing others happy make them feel even more miserable.

    The other problem is that those who live in temperate zone experience a drop in their activities and their spirits sank in winter-time.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes i get depressed around christmas time becaues both grandparents and parents are gone and my family lives in differant states i never have thought about killing myself no but my younger sister did and its not a easy thing to get over it stays with you the rest of your life becaues even i cant understand you really have to be in so much hurt and pain to actually consider taking your life im 42 and a female

  • 1 decade ago

    People have lost loved ones or are missing someone, some people hate the fact that they are single and have to attend another party alone. I think the rate goes up do to those reasons but no one can ever know the true reasons why someone takes their own life.

  • 1 decade ago

    Actually, statistically, January has the highest rate of suicides because all of the "holidays" are over and it becomes a very lonely time.

    Source(s): My first PSY class....PSY 201
  • 1 decade ago

    Money issues, Homesick, Many things Increase the risks.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's a time to remember and usually things or people that are gone or have been lost are what is remembered. That makes people unhappy or they want to be with them.

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