Alarming Rate

New government figures show a surprising jump in suicides for adults ages 50 to 64. The suicide rate in this age group rose 45 percent between 1999 and 2010 with even higher increases for men in their 50s ( a 48 percent increase) and women 60 to 64 ( a 60 percent rise) according to AARP analysis of reports from the CDC. 

Financial worries, carrying for their own parents, and supporting adult children are some of the reasons according to Principal Deputy Director Ilena Arias. 



5 thoughts on “Alarming Rate

  1. Without any increase in income in sight, I must add!
    This was also the age where men were finding themselves unemployed facing under-employment or no employment. Putting them at greater risk for depression, anxiety, and suicide during the recession.

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