Agenomics – Elderly, Suicide and Money

A growing threat to our elderly community…

Late-in-life financial problems is one reason why suicide may be increasing in older populations.  An article in the Independent (UK newspaper) provided an example of a 68 year old man who, due to job loss, experienced increasing debt and suicidal tendencies.  A charitable organization helped him manage his debt.  It’s this support that he attributed as keeping him from killing himself[4].  Increasing debt and even bankruptcy in older age groups is a new and increasing trend.  This worrisome combination of aging populations and debt suggests that more needs to be learned about elderly suicide and its association with money.  The new Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act will hopefully shed light on the dire effects of financial difficulties later in life.

via Agenomics – Elderly, Suicide and Money.

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