Failing Health And Suicides For Older White Americans

Mar 14, 2016

Although the average American life expectancy continues to improve, one demographic group has been dealing with substantial problems over the past few decades. Research from Princeton University discovered that older white Americans from ages 45-54 are experiencing sharp increases in health failure, poisoning from drugs and alcohol, and suicide.


We talk to Jill Harkavy-Friedman from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Professor Roxanne Donovan of Kennesaw State University to figure out why this trend exists and what is driving so many people to their untimely deaths.