Suicide And Elderly People
Statistics say that apart from the youths, another age group that is particularly vulnerable to suicide is the people in the age bracket of 65 years and above. In USA this age group have a suicide rate which is six times higher than the national average.
Most elderly people who commit suicides have seen their
- Presence of some mental illness like depression
- Alcohol abuse
- Presence of any long standing physical illnesses
- Sudden loss of wealth or social standing
- Feelings of social isolation from the death of a spouse
- Availability of firearms in the house
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