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Spain Hit By Epidemic of Despair


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Cal
- 848 days ago - ipsnews.net
Rising rates of depression and suicide are among the most obvious signs of the increase in mental illness resulting from the economic crisis in Spain



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Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 3:32 pm
tragic!!!
 

Vicky P. (466)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 4:34 pm
very sad, I would think this would be happening anywhere with a bad economy though :/
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 5:00 pm
Noted , sad !
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 5:30 pm
Noted and so Sad :-( Thanx Cal for the post ) )
 

Arild Warud (170)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 4:01 am
I know since I live in Portugal and we have simmilar problems here.
 

Frans Badenhorst (560)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 4:14 am
this is not good...... very sad... is there no way of uplifting spirits????
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 4:57 am
It is so difficult right now in Spain to survive. Keepings ones head above water is taking every ounce of perseverance, ingenuity and creative accounting. Every time the government declares some kind of cost-cutting measure we all know that it will hit us, the ordinary people, the worst. Taxes go up with ever increasing regularity, services are cut and those of us with normal jobs have seen no pay rise in years ( some have even had to take a cut) and are desperately trying to struggle on. It is no wonder that there are those that feel that they have reached the end of the road. Sadly there does not appear to be an end in sight.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 5:01 am
sad
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 5:22 am
What about the poor animals.
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 6:14 am
This is unfortunately so and the causes have nothing to do with the people of Spain.
In England, during Thatcher's reign the suicides multiplied enormously too.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 6:54 am
I live in the US & things have never been so bad.
 

Xil L. (40)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 7:24 am
with a government like that.....
 

paul m. (93)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 8:25 am


Too much Red Tape in Spain
 

cecily w. (0)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 10:15 am
Very tragic! I
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 11:00 am
The horrific events in Spain are being repeated in a number of other nations. There is a global need to create massive numbers of meaningful jobs for our youth as well as those persons who are unemployed or underemployed. It is time to greatly accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship as a means to provide the number of jobs needed.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 12:38 pm
Funny thing the same thing is happening in the USA as well.
 

Stan B. (123)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 1:34 pm
Successive Spanish governments have a lot to answer for. So have many others.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 3:33 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

marie c. (168)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 3:35 pm
More people went under trains in underground stations than ever before in history
May God forgive his evil doing
One day that monster will suffer for what he did to UK.
He now lives in a house worth millions and had a heated swimming pool built on the roof Thanks for posting
 

Barb Knight (1684)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 5:34 pm
Sounds like the devil has worked his evilness on Spain!! I will pray that the good citizens of Spain have the strength to fight him off. TY Cal.
 

. (7)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 8:03 pm
PART of this a systemic problem. Hundreds of millions of Muslims have been flooding European countries, being given housing, health benefits, legal aid, food aid, welfare and are virtually sacrosanct, while native Spaniards and other native Europeans work to death and get little back, because of course, it has to go to the Muslims.

Muslims often live together in large communities where they don't integrate and assimilate the values of the country in which they reside. They often brag about this and laugh that allah is providing them with so much, while they feel they owe their host countries nothing. Their loyalty is to Islam, not to their host country.

The governments have not gotten the people of Spain nor ANY European's peoples' acquisition to this. It is foisted upon the people. Their government could not care less about them. It just needs to guarantee its continued flow of oil from rich Arab oil countries to make the wheels keep moving. But the wheels are shutting down. The whole place is sick. This combination of dysfunctional Socialism and being eaten within is a greatly depressing, and the people of Spain cannot look to its government to help. The government is the problem.

The anger that should be turned to the government and its choice of slow economical death is being internalized by the average Spaniard. What else can follow but despair.

EUROPE is committing suicide. Things are terribly wrong, and the media, the government, the universities are all afraid to acknowledge it -- after all it might mean THEIR jobs. So to hell with the country, to hell with the people -- the real ones -- of Spain and Europe, while the elite go forward full steam ahead into the iceberg.

Who gets to go into the few life boats that exist?
 

Jessie Cross (295)
Friday August 31, 2012, 12:05 am
Noted and reposted to other sites.
 

l L. (1)
Friday August 31, 2012, 12:19 am
thx for sharing. Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 31, 2012, 4:20 am
Interesting, thanks.
 

Nancy C. (812)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 6:37 pm
They're not alone.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 4:26 am
noted, thanks Cal.
 
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