Great Recession Linked to Rising Suicides Among Middle-Aged Americans

February 28, 2015 12:00 AM

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Great Recession Linked to Rising Suicides Among Middle-Aged Americans

The Great Recession can be tied to a jump in suicides among middle-aged people in the U.S., a new article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reveals.

Suicide rates among Americans aged 40 to 64 have been climbing since 1999, far out-pacing other age groups, the researchers note. This included a drastic increase in suicides in 2007, at the outset of the financial nosedive.

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