The ‘Suicide Paradox’: Although Latinos face economic disadvantages and other stresses their suicide rate is less than one-third that of non-Hispanic whites.
More than 47,000 Americans died by suicide last year. That’s a nearly 5% increase over 2016. And it’s a continuation of a nearly 20-year rise in suicide rates.
An estimated 300 to 400 doctors kill themselves each year, and the suicide rate is more than double that of the general population.
A substantial percentage of those who have depression can shake it off and go on to thrive.
As Boomers age, more and more will reach their 80s, 90s and beyond, lose friends and face the daunting task of making new friends at an advanced age.
Health care providers have treated the mind and body separately and cared for them under different systems.