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Some factors to consider


I keep thinking it has to be full-moon time from the actions of people around me, but no, it wasn’t that. Then I read your article on the number of suicides — seven in a week (“Many take their own lives in last two weeks,” 7/25/18).

Living in a depressed area where jobs are scarce and many minimum wage jobs are not full-time, people cannot afford rent, many are homeless or living with other people, which causes extra stress for all.

Hot weather, we know, can cause anger and other issues. It is probable that all of these factors play a part; however, I read online yesterday an article talking about the planet lineup, and extra long eclipse that is coming soon, is already affecting some more sensitive people negatively in mood swings, depression, feeling hopeless and more, and will affect most people at least a little as it gets closer.

Just a thought I wanted to share that might make people more aware of their behaviors and thoughts, as well as others around them.

Carol Schoning

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