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Suicide Rising in Middle-Age Adults
MedPage Today ^ | May 02, 2013 | Michael Smith

Posted on 05/02/2013 4:13:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Suicide rates among middle-aged adults rose by nearly 30% over a 12-year period, the CDC reported.

From 1999 through 2010, the annual age-adjusted suicide rate among those 35 through 64 rose from 13.7 to 17.6 per 100,000 population, the agency reported in the May 3 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The 28.4% increase -- statistically significant at P<0.001 -- was accompanied by changes in the mechanism of suicide.

While firearms remained the most common method, the proportion of suicides by suffocation or poisoning grew more quickly over time, the agency reported, based on data from the National Vital Statistics System.

In 2009, the annual rate of suicide by gun was 7.2 per 100,000, which rose 14.4% to 8.3 per 100,000 in 2010.

But suffocation suicide – mainly by hanging – rose 81.3%, from 2.3 to 4.1 per 100,000. And poisoning – mainly by drug overdose – rose 24.4%, from 3.0 to 3.8 per 100,000.

The increase in suffocation as a method is worrisome, the agency noted, because most attempts using that method result in death.

The CDC reported last year that suicide had overtaken motor vehicle accidents as the most common cause of injury deaths in the U.S.

(Excerpt) Read more at medpagetoday.com ...


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You know...with the world going rapidly down the crapper....I can see how an 55+ person whose personal life has fallen apart might consider this an option.

Somebody whose is pushing 60 years old might just conclude that he is too old to start again and that there is no point in trying.

1 posted on 05/02/2013 4:13:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

When one gets to be middle aged, they are finally waking up to the lies our government is spinning.


2 posted on 05/02/2013 4:19:42 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: bgill

Yes. And mature enough to see that there is nothing can be done about now.


3 posted on 05/02/2013 4:21:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

bookmark


4 posted on 05/02/2013 4:24:01 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: BenLurkin

Just wait till ObamaCare kicks in. Life will be very cheap.


5 posted on 05/02/2013 4:24:14 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: BenLurkin

Indeed. Without Christ, I don’t know how I could go on. When you see your home foreclosed and your job exported and your retirement savings stolen, only faith in Christ makes it worth getting up and starting over.

I wonder if they added the category of “suicide by cop”, the numbers might be even higher. Folks figure out that if they can die and still not default the life insurance policy, at least their family can cash in at their passing.


6 posted on 05/02/2013 4:26:56 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: BenLurkin
I understand, given the uncertain times we live in. Many are unemployed with few, if any, prospects. Many have lost their homes. And those who are doing well financially are waiting for the other shoe to drop. They worry that their nest egg will be confiscated by the dictator. And whatever is left might become worthless.

Of course, none of this concerns the Gangsta-in-Chief. More of us who off ourselves means fewer to burden the state. That’s what Obamacare is all about — death.

7 posted on 05/02/2013 4:27:04 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: BenLurkin

It’s the psych meds...


8 posted on 05/02/2013 4:33:52 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: fatnotlazy

Bump, for hopefully more readers.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 4:34:51 PM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unneccesary.)
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To: BobL

Not quite.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 4:36:54 PM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unneccesary.)
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To: real saxophonist

So you think it’s guns?


11 posted on 05/02/2013 4:41:53 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: BobL

False choice.


12 posted on 05/02/2013 4:43:50 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: BobL

Of course it’s guns. If there were no guns, there’d be no suicide.


13 posted on 05/02/2013 4:45:17 PM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unneccesary.)
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To: BenLurkin
Men in their fifties have always been a high risk group. This stat must be picking up an increase among the younger members of the cohort.
14 posted on 05/02/2013 4:46:18 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: OrangeHoof

I believe that “in the commission of a criminal act” voids many life insurance policies.

Very glad you’re sticking by Christ! Still a tough row to hoe — getting up each morning, going about your business — but having a Divine Inspiration makes all the difference in the end!


15 posted on 05/02/2013 4:52:04 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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16 posted on 05/02/2013 4:57:46 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: real saxophonist

“Of course it’s guns...”

I figured. That was the only other significant thing that changed was psych meds - but I’m not surprised that some people blame guns.

http://psychcentral.com/news/2009/08/03/antidepressant-use-up-75-percent/7514.html


17 posted on 05/02/2013 5:15:22 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: BobL

“The increase in suffocation as a method is worrisome, the agency noted, because most attempts using that method result in death.”

Anyone care to help me out, what is the above trying to say?

What am I missing?!


18 posted on 05/02/2013 6:18:54 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

He’s saying it’s better for other methods to be tried, because they have a lower death rate. Suffocation death rate is high(est?)


19 posted on 05/02/2013 6:23:10 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

I’m not sure what I’m saying, except that psych drug use has EXPLODED just as suicides have significantly climbed. Some blame the increase in gun ownership - I don’t - I blame the drugs.


20 posted on 05/02/2013 6:45:35 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

What am I missing?!

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There are immediately lethal methods of suicide like gunshot and hanging.

And there are less lethal means like pills and cutting wrists.

The less lethal means give time for a rescue.


21 posted on 05/02/2013 7:27:33 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: real saxophonist

“Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.”

Gomez and Morticia Addams had a lifetime subscription.

(sorry)

Anyway, I’m soon going to be 65 and wondering if my fellow baby boomers who were told to tune in, turn on, & drop out around 1968 are now discovering the emptiness of that time as well as its empty promises.

Thank the Lord for the saving grace of His Son my Savior!


22 posted on 05/02/2013 8:28:56 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: txrefugee

HEY-HEY,
HO-HO,
Commie Obama
Has got to GO!

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HO-HO,
Commie Obama
Has got to GO!

HEY-HEY,
HO-HO,
Commie Obama
Has got to GO!


23 posted on 05/02/2013 8:40:48 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: BobL

I tend to agree. Such a method to their madness, I’m quite sure they figured these things into their future vision of life.


24 posted on 05/02/2013 8:48:36 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: BobL

Even if they hang themselves, or OD on drugs, it’s because of guns. Don’t you get it?


25 posted on 05/03/2013 3:12:37 AM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unneccesary.)
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