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Middle Age Suicide Up 28 Percent


ATLANTA, GO  (WKZO) --       There is no single reason why, but there has been a startling 28% spike in the number of middle-aged suicides in the U.S. which CDC officials say has risen to the level of public health crisis. 

It’s even more concerning when you consider that increase in Michigan has been 42% over the last decade.  The CDC’s Thomas Simon co-authored the study.   He says the suicide rate is 4-times higher among males because they are less likely to seek help.  

The economy is the obvious reason, Some say the baby boomers have always had a higher suicide rate, and there are also statistics suggesting the availability of prescription drugs has contributed to the increase