Year: 1996 Source: Washington, DC: American Association of Suicidology, 1996. 2p. SIEC No: 19980264

This fact sheet presents statistical information about the incidence of suicide among elderly Americans, age 65+. Some of the facts presented include: elderly Americans make up only 13% of the population but account for 25% of all suicides; 81% of elderly suicide victims are male; & firearms are the method most commonly used by the elderly. 11 myths about elderly suicide are listed in point form.