May 2, 2013 12:29 PM by Michael Handler; KSBY News
The number of suicides among middle-aged adults in the United States has risen sharply since 1999.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds suicide deaths have surpassed deaths from car crashes. Between 1999 and 2010, annual suicide rates increased nearly 30%. Rates were highest among people in their 50s.
The report suggests the economic downturn and increased availability to prescription drugs may be factors in suicide spikes.
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