Increased Suicide Rate Among Adults Blamed on Financial Problems

March 1, 2015 4:48 PM

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A new study revealed the suicide rate for older adults in the United States has increased by about 40 percent since 1999.

Adults between 40 to 64 years of age showed an increase in suicide from 15.5 percent per 1000,000 people to 18.2 percent per 100,000 people. The findings reveal the financial crisis may have been to blame since these suicide rates peaked between 2007 and 2008, the height of the economic recession.

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