Suicide in Middle Aged People in America Rose in Recent Years

Suicide in Middle Aged People in America Rose in Recent YearsA report that was derived by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that the Americans between the ages of 35 to 64 years are committing a larger number of suicides. The rate of the deaths because of suicides rose sharply between the years 1999 and 2010.

It was suggested that the trend that highlights the increasing stresses of a sharp economic recession as well as other conventionally ignored challenges of middle age. However, the rates of suicide had witnessed minute alterations in the rates of those committed by the older and younger people.

As suggested by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the figures of suicides among people in their 50s were twice in that time frame.

Dr. Thomas Simon, who is a researcher with the CDC's Injury Center, said that the major focus of the people remains on the suicide prevention of adolescents and the older retired population. However, conclusions extracted by the study suggest the public health burden suffered by the middle aged population.

He said that there exist some unique risks at each developmental stage. The teenagers are at a risk of facing challenges such as bullying and confusion about sexuality. The older people may face challenges such as getting used to retirement. Similarly, there exist some prominent challenges for the middle-aged group.

These may include challenges like divorce, job loss, and dual care-giving.