Suicide rates rising among middle-aged men

Yesterday, NPR ran a story about the rising rate of suicide among middle-aged men. Robin Williams was a middle-aged man, and I have a feeling that’s why they thought this was something worth running.

I can’t say that these statistics surprise me. We still live in a society where many men find it difficult to ask for help. I am starting to see more men in the support groups that I attend, but this has only started recently. I agree with the idea that there needs to be more outreach specifically targeted toward men. As it is, we are losing too many friends, husbands, fathers, grandfathers, and uncles.

Read or listen to the NPR story here.

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