6/7/2013 – U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate

t has long held true that elderly people have higher suicide rates than the overall population. But numbers released in May by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a dramatic spike in suicides among middle-aged people, with the highest increases among men in their 50s, whose rate went up by nearly 50 percent to 30 per 100,000; and women in their early 60s, whose rate rose by nearly 60 percent, though it is still relatively low compared with men, at 7 in 100,000.

Read the full article at The Japan Times.