Recession May Have Caused an Increase in Suicides in Middle-Aged People

February 28, 2015 11:25 PM

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The financial crisis called the Great Recession may have contributed to an increase in suicides in middle-aged Americans.

While mental health problems are the leading factor in suicide, problems associated with money, a job, or legal issues played a role in 37.5% of all suicides in middle-aged people in 2010, according to a new study. In 2005, before the recession started, financial issues were a factor in about 33% of...

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