CNN Asks for Our Response to Suicide Rates in 'Boomer' Generation

05/09/2013

CNN has published an op-ed by AFSP that addresses a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report shows a nearly 30 percent increase in the suicide rate among adults 35 to 64 from 1999–2010, with the most significant increase in those 50 and older.

"When the public thinks about suicide, they tend to see it as something that typically affects adolescents and people in later life. But alarmingly, more middle-aged Americans are dying by suicide," AFSP Executive Director Robert Gebbia said. "The CDC report makes it clear that we must continue to fund scientific research exploring the causes of suicide."

Read the Full Op-Ed