What age group has the highest suicide rate?

Although people may think of suicide primarily as a problem in young people, this misperception is untrue around the globe. Mental disorders and suicide risk occur throughout the life span, in childhood and adolescence, and among college students and other young adults, adults, and elderly persons. Although some regional variations exist, suicide rates worldwide increase with age, and the elderly have the highest suicide rates.

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Suicide & Suicidal Behavior

Hopeless, worthless, no other solution to life's problems - these are thoughts that lead to suicide. A suicidal person feels that there is no other answer to their problems. If anyone you know is talking about suicide, take it ser...

iously. While fleeting thoughts are common, anyone with a suicide plan needs help. Don't ignore suicidal behavior. Encourage them to see a doctor - someone who can help them with their problems.
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