Suicide & Suicidal Behavior
- Q How common is suicide among older adults?
Older Americans are disproportionately likely to die by suicide. Consider the following: Although they comprise only 12 percent of the U.S. population, people age 65 and older accounted for 16 percent of suicide deaths in 2004 14.3 of every 100,000... Full Answer
- Q Is it normal to have thoughts of suicide?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyHaving thoughts of suicide, unfortunately, is somewhat common, but it is not normal and is the brain’s warning signal to get help now! Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers (car accidents being first). If you are having... Full Answer