Suicide rates surge, particularly among boomers

Suicide rates have been rising sharply among America's middle-aged men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Particularly rapid growth between 1999 and 2010 has been documented for women ages 60 to 64 -- an increase of 60% -- and men in their 50s, with the rate up 50%. "It is the baby boomer group where we see the highest rates of suicide. There may be something about that group and how they think about life issues and their life choices that may make a difference," said Ileana Arias, deputy director at the CDC.

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