Comments are now closed due to spamming and personal attacks.


Breaking News

More Americans Now Die from Suicide than from Auto Accidents By Gwendolyn Sykes

Posted on Monday, 6th May 2013 @ 08:17 PM by Text Size A | A | A

Suicides rose sharply during the first decade of the new century, with more Americans now dying at their own hand than in auto accidents.

In 2010, 33,687 people died in motor vehicle crashes, while 38,364 committed suicide, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

From 1999 to 2010, the suicide rate among Americans age 35-64 increased by nearly 30%. Far more men than women killed themselves, with the male suicide rate recorded at 27.3 deaths per 100,000 people. The rate among women was 8.1 deaths per 100,000.

The largest increases occurred in the Baby Boom generation. For men in this cohort, the suicide rate jumped 50% among those in their 50s. Among women age 60-64, the rate soared even higher, by 60%.

“There may be something about that group [Baby Boomers], and how they think about life issues and their life choices that may make a difference,” CDC’s deputy director Ileana Arias told The New York Times.

Arias added that the rise in suicides may stem from the economic downturn over the past decade, which may have put additional pressures on the Baby Boomer generation, who are often coping with the stress of caring for aging parents while still providing financial and emotional support to adult children.

It also was noted that easy access to prescription painkillers may have played a role as well. However, suicides by hanging saw the highest increase (81%), and most suicides are still committed using firearms.

Related News On HPUB:

  • Newly Unearthed CIA Memo: Media Are The “Principal Villains”

    A new declassifed CIA report unearthed by the FOIA investigive cooperative MuckRock contains some shocking commentary on how the intelligence community views and interacts with the media. The 1984 series of internal memos, part of the…

  • The New National Anthem of the United States

    The US national anthem defends slavery in the fourth, all but forgotten stanza. The US national anthem is a disgrace that needs to be rewritten asap: Oh say can you see, by the dawn´s…

  • Black FBI Informant Darth PerryTells All

        Fascinating, must see old interview of black FBI informant “Darthard Perry” aka “Ed Riggs” on Like It Is, hosted by the late Gil Noble. “The FBI is very good at conspiracies and murders.”…

  • Electoral Science: The Winner of the 2016 Election Will be a Republican

    Originally published at Washington’s Blog in April, 2016   by Daniel Bruno   Electoral Science: The Winner of the 2016 Election Will be a Republican I was the first person in the world to proclaim…

... post your own so far 0 comments


No comments yet.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • Hpub asks

    • Will Trump Survive to January 1, 2018 ?

      View Results

      Loading ... Loading ...
  • Breaking News