Economic Tumult May Be Tied To Increase In Suicides Among Middle-Aged Adults

The Washington Post (2/28, Millman) “Wonkblog” reported that a study published online Feb. 26 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that “economic tumult may have been behind a sharp increase in suicides among adults between 40 and 64.” After analyzing “information from the National Violent Death Reporting System, a detailed database maintained by the CDC,” researchers found that “the proportion of suicides linked to external factors — such as job, financial or legal woes — increased from 33 percent in 2005 to 37.5 percent by 2010 among middle-age adults.”

Related Links:

— “The financial crisis may have been to blame for a sudden spike in middle-age suicides,” Jason Millman, Washington Post, February 27, 2015.

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