By SI Filings Mar 09 2019 SuicideDrug AbuseAlcohol"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released statistics showing that death from suicide, alcohol, and drugs hit their highest level since the federal government started recording data in 1999." - Christian Headlines 672 reads There are 2 Comments Yikes Bert Perry - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 2:21pm ....all of these are, within limits, deaths from despair. We might be able to speak to that. Aspiring to be a stick in the mud. Despair Aaron Blumer - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 8:49pm Yes, despair. The cliche "too smart for his own good" comes to mind. Post-Christian Western Civilization has grown so smart it can't think of any reason life is worth living. Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.