“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain,
Oh, but it does matter. It matters so much to a lot of people who want to look young and sensual that it has become a multi-billion dollar industry.
Between 2011 t0 2014, the anti-aging skin care industry generated $2.1 billion in retail sales in the U.S. alone.
Sadly, these people did not live to tell of its horrors – 16,467, aged between 45 and 85 +, almost half of the total deaths by suicide, across all ages, in the U.S. in 2014, making it the country’s 10th leading cause of deaths.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention believes the figure could be higher if some families were not hesitant or reluctant to report a suicide in the family. Already traumatized by the loss of a loved one, they didn’t want to be stigmatized as a family of loonies.
What drove them to end their lives? Mostly from depression.