Recently released data shows that while the number of overall suicides in the U.S. has been stable at about 32,000 per year (11/100,000 people), the distribution of these suicides has changed.
Elderly males still have the highest rate; for those 75 and older, the rate is 38/100,000.
However, for women, the demography has shifted; not, the highest rate is among those in their 40s and 50s (7.5/100,000). The rate increased 3.9% for this age group.
Men, as before, overwhelmingly used...