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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 12:51 PM

37. it seems to be higher in rural areas across the board

including the UK, where they blame it on booze.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/6213654/Suicide-rates-in-rural-communities-linked-to-number-of-bars-says-study.html
Japan
http://persquaremile.com/2011/04/19/the-counterintuitive-case-of-suicide-and-population-density/
Australia where they look at social isolation and guns
http://www.mcsp.org.au/resources/Suicide-in-rural-and-remote-communities.pdf

If it were just the US, Canada, and maybe Australia where rural gun ownership is common, you might have a half way valid point. Rural UK, not so much. Rural Japan, no fucking way.

My vote is for social isolation and lack of health care.

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