Cassiel wrote:theboogleman wrote:Has anyone here read Malcolm Gladwells book Tipping Point?
That was the first thing that popped into my head too. The psychology of the Micronesian suicides was a lot different though.
To be fair many of these boys are hanging themselves. It could be for other reasons (like rope is hella easy to buy?) but there is that similarity in many of the suicides. Another couple broke just this week, and one was in Beverly Hills, although now it's looking a bit like a hoax. But gay kids have been offing themselves for being different since the 80s, that we know of. I don't know when teen suicide really took off, something to look into.