Increasing Depression and Suicidal Thoughts among the Young!

Commentary By: Gordon King

There is a new study out that claims depression and suicidal thoughts have doubled among young people in America recently.

Depression and suicidal thoughts have doubled in young Americans, study says

The study also claims that this is due to young people not getting enough sleep because they spend so much time using cell phones and social media.

I have to agree that this generation of young people do spend an exorbitant amount of time on their cell phones and social media, but is this really the main cause of increased depression and suicidal thoughts?

I believe that the real reason we are seeing an increase in depression and suicidal thoughts among young people is that they have been taught from an early age that they deserve it all, that they are first in all things, that they can accomplish anything that they want without even trying.  This all stems from a Leftist agenda, an agenda that has taken God out of schools, taken God out of society, and then tells them that they evolved from slime!

After they graduate from high school they step out into the real world and find out that life is not what they were taught from kindergarten!  They realize that life is difficult, that a person isn’t just given everything to them on a silver platter.  They also see the degradation of society at large and combined with not getting exactly what they want they have no hope for the future.

This Leftist agenda tells us that there is no God, that all of life evolved from nothing.  If this were the truth then what hope do any of us have?!  If that were the truth then I would be depressed and suicidal myself!

Our hope is not in this world, our hope is not of this world!  If we place our hope in this world then we will be disappointed, we will become depressed.  And when atheists take God out of the equation then all hope is lost!  The world then becomes a very dark place with no hope in sight.

Young people aren’t stupid, they may be ignorant of the truth, they may be led astray, but they can see the writing on the wall, they can see that the world is headed for destruction, yet they have no answers for it.  They have ingrained in their minds that people are the answer to all of the worlds ills, that if we all just stick together we can overcome the darkness.  This my friends couldn’t be further from the truth!

Satan said that he could do it without God, that he in fact could do it better than God, and this is what the Leftist agenda is telling young people today!  What’s the difference?  They are telling our young generation that they don’t need God, that God stands in the way, that they can do it all on their own without God.  This my friends is direct rebellion to the One who created it all, Jesus Christ!  These young people are being taught that God doesn’t even exist, that he is a fairy tale, just a man-made creation, a false hope, just something for the weak to hold onto.

Well, I have to give them one thing, God is for the weak to hold onto!  We are all weak in and of ourselves, each and every one of us.  And without God we have no hope, no hope for the future, no hope for today, no hope for eternity!  When all is lost, when there is no hope, then we become depressed, and many become suicidal.  This is a satanic plan, a ploy of the devil himself.

The increase of depression and suicide among young people is on the rise not because of increased cell phone usage, although they are being deceived through social media on cell phones, but rather it is a direct result of rebelling against God Almighty!

When we rebel against God then we shall pay a price, when we sin against God we will suffer the consequences.  When a society removes God from its schools, from public, from all institutions, when it teaches its children that there is no God, then that society will suffer the consequences of their actions!  They will be led into darkness, they will have no hope for the future, they will become depressed and suicidal!

God shelters and provides for those that love Him, He has given us a sound mind, He makes all things work together for the good of those that love Him, all who are called according to His purpose.  These things are true for believers in Jesus Christ, but not for unbelievers!

The first and greatest commandment is to love God with all of your heart, soul, and mind!

Matthew 22:37-40

Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

In order to obey this commandment you must first believe that God exists, that Jesus Christ is God, then you must repent of your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

Without God there is no hope, without God there is no salvation, no chance of heaven, no eternal life!

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

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4 thoughts on “Increasing Depression and Suicidal Thoughts among the Young!

  1. Think about it, we have very high technologies and many young kids like to playing video games, Iphone, computer, etc.

    Yesterday I was driving on the road and I saw 3 young kids were sitting on the sidewalk at the bus stop and they were on the phone or playing the game. Surreal. Last week I took my wife out to the dinner and we saw several people on the table using of their phones. My wife and I agree with each other never use the phone on the dinner table.

    I believe there are government, especially CIA have mind control program. I forgot what it was called?

    Don’t get me wrong, I do hate technology but somewhat it seem little help but it is too much. I missed back in old days, 1970s and 1980’s. I’m 51 years old. I don’t like today society. Back then were simple. Now? Are you kidding me? I know you get the picture.

    • Thanks for your comment Jim!

      Believe me brother, I know what you mean about today’s technology being too much, I am older than you are by a decade. I can remember when we had no cell phones, no cable tv, no internet, no computers, I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember having to stand next to the phone in the kitchen to make a phone call, or having to pull the car over to a phone booth to make a call only to find that I had no change on me. I remember only having 3 or 4 television stations to watch in black and white and adjusting the antenna by hand, of spending my time outdoors playing games, using sticks as toys, building forts and tree houses, using my imagination, I remember. Those times were slower, they were more laid back, and even though they were more difficult in many ways they were much simpler. I remember having to communicate either in person, on the landline telephone, or by snail-mail.

      By today’s comparison young people have everything at their fingertips, everything is instantaneous, and they are conditioned to have it now! They have no reason to use their imaginations since everything is done for them by technology. They have no reason to think for themselves since other people and machines are doing it for them. This is the generation of today, much different than the generation you and I grew up in, very sad. We had no choice but to think for ourselves, to use reasoning and logic to figure things out, to fend for ourselves.

      This is the generation that is being groomed for the Antichrist, groomed to accept him with open arms, groomed to hate God Almighty, groomed to hate Christians and Jews! This is the generation that is told that there is no God, or that all ways lead to heaven and we all worship the same God, another ploy of the devil to get them to accept a One World Religion! This is the generation that grew up with “political correctness” as their rock to stand upon, and we see where that has led, to acceptance of everything as normal, everything except Christianity!

      God bless! Maranatha!

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