Why Are Suicide Rates Rising For Middle-Aged Adults?
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that more Americans commit suicide than die in car crashes. The rate is rising among middle-aged Americans in particular. Paula Clayton, medical director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, talks about the numbers, what might be behind the increase, and prevention.
For information about preventing suicide, including finding help yourself, here's a list of resources.
To talk to someone on the Suicide Prevention Hotline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).