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FallingSkies420 t1_j7b92x5 wrote

Yeah I'm more inclined to believe that people who take vitamins are trying to take care of themselves, which of course means lower suicide rates. If I didn't want to live why would I give a s*** about vitamins?


54B3R_ t1_j7bui4f wrote

My mother says talking vitamin D is like a vitamin version of an antidepressant.

I also feel a difference in my mood, especially in the winter when the sunlight is minimal.

I know it's not scientific, but my own observations make me think those with low vitamin D might experience depressive symptoms. And many people do not go outside enough to get enough vitamin D.


Snoo-11861 t1_j7cgi8k wrote

It is scientific. Low vitamins D levels cause depressive moods. That’s why people further away from the equator have higher risks of suicide and depression. I use to live in the tropics and have had a deficiency since I moved to the States. Been taking vitamin D lately to cope and it has made winters so much more bearable


HamzaGaming400 t1_j7cvqmx wrote

I just had a thought. Maybe that’s why winter is always labeled as moody and depressive. While summer is the outgoing and happier season


Snoo-11861 t1_j7cw3x5 wrote

Yep, that’s one of the reasons why. It’s also probably why the holidays happen in the winter bc of how gloomy it is. Need something to look forward to


tifumostdays t1_j7d52cs wrote

No, it's more complicated than just vitamin d. People get much more light in their eyes know infer, and move more.


altcastle t1_j7ekmvo wrote

Plus we’re stuck inside and the days are short.


MaserGT t1_j7dr17b wrote

There is no scientifically determined connection between proximity to the equator and suicide. Geographic variation in suicide rates is most likely the complex interaction of differences in social organisation, cultural traditions, and biological/genetic factors. The only established link with geographic location is that living at high altitudes increases risk of suicide.


MaserGT t1_j7e7gk3 wrote

Have you read the journal articles you’ve cited? They provide compilations of data and make some statistical inferences, i.e. correlation. They do not, nor do they purport to, establish a causal link between latitude and suicide rates.


EstaLisa t1_j7cw3j6 wrote

i got a vit d prescription to treat fibroids. haven‘t changed a thing about my habits ever since and turns out i‘ve been without any depression since over a year. that‘s almost unknown of with me. i‘m very thankful that happened.


altcastle t1_j7ekl5e wrote

Vitamin D is one of two common supplements that has really helped me. The other is magnesium (anything but oxide, body won’t absorb it, I take glycinate.)

Had my doc recommend two others that seem to be helping as well, but I’m still journaling how I feel when I do and don’t take them.

Not wanting to die can be a job itself these days for some reason.


Larein t1_j7c4ltg wrote

In general suicide rates raise the more north you go. So lack of vitamin D could explain that.


ejoy-rs2 t1_j7dto3v wrote

I think that's called bad weather, which often correlates to being in a bad mood.


LeglessN1nja t1_j7bff74 wrote

To leave a pretty corpse?

Yeah your thought was mine as well.