Deaths of despair

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Deaths of despair refers to death by alcohol, drugs, or suicide, one cause of worsening White demographics.

A 2017 article stated that a new analysis found “an even bleaker picture of the nation’s largest-population group. Driving the uptick are increases in “deaths of despair”—from drugs, alcohol-related liver diseases and suicide, as well as a slowdown in progress against death in middle age from heart disease and cancer […] The analysis paints a portrait of a gradual “collapse of the white, high-school-educated working class after its heyday in the early 1970s,” whose health, mental well-being, and attachment to the labor force have become successively worse for people born after 1945, they said. The opioid epidemic has only heightened a trend that was already under way before those drugs hit the market […] “This doesn’t seem to be about current income,” Ms. Case said in a call with reporters. “It seems to be about accumulating despair.” […] The phenomenon is occurring all across the country, both in urban and rural area.[1]

This has been a source of elation for leftists.[2]

Such deaths are also increasing among younger people, according to a 2019 report.[3]

Another 2019 report stated that such a trend was also occurring in the United Kingdom.[4]

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  1. Death Rates Rise for Wide Swath of White Adults, Study Finds
  2. 'Sorry, Not Sorry': Leftists Celebrate Surge In White Working Class 'Deaths Of Despair'
  3. More Millennials Are Dying 'Deaths of Despair,' as Overdose and Suicide Rates Climb
  4. Suicide, drug abuse and alcoholism linked to more middle-aged deaths than heart disease