Suicide Rate Spikes Among Middle-Aged White Americans

May 3, 2013

Credit civilsexpert.com

A new government report shows the suicide rate among middle-aged New Yorkers shot up 42% in a decade, far outpacing the 28% increase seen among peers nationwide.

The report was released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It looked at rates of suicide among 35 to 64-year-olds from 1999 to 2010.  

Dr. Eric Caine is chair of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He further discusses the CDC's latest findings with WXXI's Beth Adams.