It’s a startling statistic: the suicide rate among middle-aged Americans is at its highest point in twenty-five years. Experts say the problem has been largely overlooked by the psychiatric community, and that they’re unsure why they’ve risen so dramatically. Join Kojo as we explore the findings and what they may say about the midlife years in America.


  • Alex Crosby Medical Epidemiologist, Centers For Disease Control Prevention Injury Center.
  • Eric Caine John Romano Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Co-director of the Center for the Study and Prevention and Suicide
  • Carol Loftur-Thun Executive Director, CrisisLink

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