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Boomers Have Highest Suicide Rate

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Contrary to previous reports that boomers are fairly positive, a report from the Centers for Disease Control found the suicide rate among 45-54-year-olds is higher than any other age group.

The report is based on data from 2007, the latest available, and found 17.6 deaths for every 100,000 boomers.

Mental health problems were associated with nearly 45 percent of suicide decedents, the report found, though only 33.8 percent were being treated. Over 31 percent of decedents suffered a crisis in the two weeks preceding their deaths, and 30.5 percent had relationship issues with their significant other. Over 18 percent struggled with alcohol, and nearly 15 percent had some other drug problem.


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