A National Mid-Life Crisis: Middle-Age Suicides Skyrocket


by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 11, 2013 | Views: 442 | Score: 2
19992010
15-34*11.612.25
35-3914.415.3
40-4414.316.7
45-4914.319.3
50-5413.419.9
55-5912.819.1
60-6411.415.6
65 and Older*15.314.9
*2000-2010 percent change
Suicide rate per 100,000 persons, 1999 to 2010
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Anthony Sibley (AJ)
Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 11, 2013 12:23 PM said:

Suicides, usually considered a problem of teenagers and the elderly, have sharply risen among middled-aged Americans in recent years, nearly 30% in the last decade. The most striking increases were for 50s-aged men, almost 50%, and women 60-64, nearly 60%. Firearms still lead as the most common suicide method, though poisoning and hangings increased markedly, 24% and 81%.

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