CDC Ranks Suicide As Tenth-Leading Cause Of US Deaths.

The CBS Evening News (5/2, story 9, 2:35, Pelley) reported, “The Centers for Disease Control said suicides are now the tenth-leading cause of death in this country. In 2010, more than 38,000 Americans took their own lives and that is nearly 5,000 more than died in traffic accidents.”

On its front page, the New York Times (5/3, A1, Parker-Pope, Subscription Publication) reports, “Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the past decade, prompting concern that a generation of baby boomers who have faced years of economic worry and easy access to prescription painkillers may be particularly vulnerable to self-inflicted harm,” according to findings published in the May 3 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Related Links:

— “Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S., “Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times, May 2, 2013.

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