Year: 1989 Source: New York: Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1989. p.125-158 SIEC No: 19910035

Suicide rates increase in middle-age, especially for men. Middle-age is a time of great responsibility for most people. Demands often include parenting, caring for aging parents, and heavy career responsibilities. It is also a time when many people contemplate their losses: children leaving home, dreams they haven’t accomplished, the loss of reprodutive capabilities for women, & lower sex drive for men. A study of the attitudes of the middle-aged towards suicide is also included. (51 refs.) (VM)