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Middle-Age Suicide Rate Spike in Ind

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The suicide rate for middle-aged Hoosiers has spiked, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. The study from the CDC finds death by suicide is on the rise among middle-aged Americans in general... researchers from the CDC's Injury prevention center looked at the years 1999 - through - 2010 and found an overall 28-percent increase among people aged 35-to-64 years, while the increase in Indiana over that time period was almost 54-percent " We need to think carefully about the risk factors that are likely to be most relevant to middle aged adults like financial challenges, job loss, intimate partner problems or intimate partner violence the stress of caregiving responsibilities substance abuse chronic health issues, said Dr. Thomas Simon with the CDC.  Dr. Simon says traditional research has focused on suicide rates among adolescents and young adults and suicide rates among older adults, while this report highlights the need to better understand and address the risk for suicide among middle aged adults
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