When we think of suicide we think of young adults; adolescents who have lost their way and are addicts or young people who suffer a huge blow and no longer have a family to go home to or a place to live. The new picture of suicide is changing and the number of lives taken among baby boomers or middle age adults has grown extraordinarily. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), from 2000 to 2010 the suicide rate among Americans aged 35 to 64 rose by 30%. Both men and women commit suicide, but more men take their own lives. The most pronounced increases were seen among men in their 50’s with a suicide rate jumping to nearly 50%.
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