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May 2, 2013

Suicides now outnumber deaths from car crashes

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Middle-aged people with an increased risk of suicide include those struggling with financial challenges, job loss, intimate partner problems or violence, stress of caregiving for children and aging parents, substance abuse, and serious or chronic health problems.

The full report is available at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr.

What to do

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and visit online athttp://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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