Year: 1986 Source: AAS Newslink, v.12, no.4, (December 1986), p.1-2 SIEC No: 19870127

Elderly suicide rates are more than 50% higher than the rates for the general population. Explanations offered include: federal cutbacks in social aid programs, rapid technological change & forced retirements. White males are at highest risk. Signs of depression, symtoms of concern & geographic factors are listed. The article predicts an even higher suicide rate for the Post World War II baby boomers.