NY Sees Sharp Rise in Suicide Rate in Middle-aged
A new government report shows the suicide rate among middle-aged New Yorkers shot up 42 percent in a decade, far outpacing the 28 percent increase seen among peers nationwide.
While the increase is startling, the rate itself is among the lowest in the country.
Steven Dubovsky, chairman of psychiatry at the University at Buffalo, says several factors may be at play, including tough economic times and difficulty in getting mental health care.
Friday, December 9, 2016, Watertown, NY
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