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Middle-aged suicide sees rapid rise

Experts say state, national numbers cause for concern

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Traditionally, suicide prevention efforts have focused on youths and elderly people. But sobering new statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest suicide prevention measures aimed at middle-aged people are needed. According to the CDC, the suicide rate among adults ages 35-64 rose 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. Among adults ages 50-54, the suicide rate jumped 48 percent, and among adults ages 55-59, it jumped 49 percent. New York saw one ...

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