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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Boomer and Bust?

Urp, this hits kinda close to home.  New numbers show an alarming, and unprecedented, climb in the suicide rate for (us) (we) Baby Boomers. 
Although experts have long thought of midlife as a time of stability and emotional contentment, baby boomers are proving to be an unfortunate exception. Reversing a longtime demographic trend, midlife suicides are on the rise for the generation born between 1946 and 1964.
National figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the suicide rate for people in this age group rose by almost 30 percent during the decade ending in 2010, even as the rate among people 85 and older – traditionally, the demographic most likely to kill themselves – dropped by 12 percent.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/22/5360483/grim-rise-in-suicides-by-baby.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

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