Suicide rates for 45 to 64 year-olds are the fastest-growing age group.

New Geography contributor Tyler Hishmeh taps into a new study from researchers Katherine A. Hempstead and Julie A. Phillips for the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, looking at an alarming surge in suicide rates among Baby Boomers.

Hishmeh reasons that to do anything about the statistics, it's necessary to understand the reasons underlying the phenomenon, which he tries to spotlight in his analysis:

One theory suggests that depression is not decreasing because men are not getting the emotional help that they so desperately need... males are committing suicide more than twice as much as women.

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