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Opinions of Nordic countries
Posted: 28 October 2013 03:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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GdB - 27 October 2013 09:13 AM
Lois - 24 October 2013 10:09 AM

Anyone have a guess as to why Finland is so high and the Netherlands so low?

Just a guess: when countries get over-organised, suicide rates increase compared to slightlier more chaotic and liberal countries in which not everything has its place and you must do something to find your place. You need the right dose of ingredients… A bit of care, a bit of existential security, a bit of freedom, etc etc.

Don’t ask me for empirical support for this idea.

Yes! This is my (unscientific) opinion as well.

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Posted: 28 October 2013 06:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Lois - 24 October 2013 10:09 AM

Anyone have a guess as to why Finland is so high and the Netherlands so low?

Just forgot one factor: more restrictive gun laws in the Netherlands than in Finland…  tongue rolleye

For a little support of the previous points, see Why the Happiest States Have the Highest Suicide Rates

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Posted: 28 October 2013 12:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Mid Atlantic wrote, “The Finno Ugric peoples don’t only live in Finland, though. They’re scattered around central-eastern Europe and northwest Asia. According to the linked data, all the Finno Ugric peoples have a higher rate of suicide, compared to their neighbors.”

Do you have a citation for that?

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