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Suicide Proofing bridges: Proof that on a global level human beings simply haven't figured out depression yet.
Which is sad, because depression is waaaay simpler than like nuclear fusion, global geo-political economics, or even high school statistics for that matter.
I don't get the flack for Blue_Villain -- I've been depressed and even experienced suicidal ideation in the past, and I completely understood his point.
I think the crux of the controversy here is that many people believe depression is a biological illness that has causes in the brain. If we take that view, then arguing as Blue_Villain does that depression is simple sounds absurd. You're right that we don't know the first thing about proper brain function.
If, on the other hand, we view depression and suicide as a sociological problems—more akin to crime and poverty than to lupus—they look simpler. That's my view. I don't mean to diminish the seriousness of depression with this perspective, especially since I've a history with it myself, but I believe depression and the increase in the suicide rate are primarily attributable to non-biological factors—lack of social ties, autonomy, exercise, etc. which I mentioned in my earlier comment.
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