Year: 1977 Source: Journal of Family Practice, v.5, no.6, (1977), p.1028-1029 SIEC No: 19841101

Although they represent only 10% of the population, persons 65 years and older commit 25% of all the suicides that occur in the United States each year. However, many physicians are apparently unaware of the seriousness of the problem or of the vital role they might perform in its amelioration.