Financial Worries Linked to Rising Suicide Rate Among Baby Boomers

March 5, 2015 3:07 PM

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Financial Worries Linked to Rising Suicide Rate Among Baby Boomers

The Great Recession was hard for everyone – and perhaps particularly difficult for middle-aged Americans.

According to a recent study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, suicide rates for adults ages 40 and 64 have climbed about 40 percent since 1999, with a sudden increase in 2007. Researchers found that external economic factors – job loss, bankruptcy, foreclosure and other financial misha...

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