Suicide among baby boomers has spiked alarmingly, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The new figures show an alarming rise in suicides among middle-aged people, particularly men, whose suicide rate rose by nearly 50 percent to 30 suicides per 100,000 people. In recent years, according to the CDC, death by suicide has surpassed deaths in car crashes.
The Dayton Daily News is looking for survivors of suicide or suicide attempts by baby boomers — people born between the years of 1946 and 1964 — in the hope of gaining insight into this tragic trend. Did you lose a loved one to suicide, or are you a baby boomer who has survived a suicide attempt? If you are willing to share your story, please contact staff writer Mary McCarty at Mary.McCarty@coxinc.com or 937-225-2209.