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Way of Life:Rock Music and Suicide

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The rise of rock music to a place of prominent influence in a global westernized pop culture has been accompanied by a dramatic rise in youth suicide.
A study made by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company found that the suicide rate among teens rose 50% from 1952 to 1962. It rose another 200% between 1962 and 1982, with as many as 500,000 teens attempting suicide each year (“The Frightening Facts about Teen Suicide,” Teen magazine, October 1983, p. 10).
Between 1980 and 1995 the suicide rate doubled again for youth ages 10 to 14.
By 1987, suicide had become ... Read More

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