Suicide up among baby boomers

September 28, 2010 2:39:17 PM PDT
The poor economy may be partially to blame for an increase in suicide rates for middle aged people.

A new study finds the increase in suicides is most pronounced in unmarried, white males without college degrees.

The study in the 'Journal Public Health' blames a combination of poor health and a poor economy for this increase.

Researchers say the increase is disturbing because middle aged people usually have a relatively low risk for suicide as they seek to support their families. However, baby boomers are going against the trend.


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