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Suicide and Mental Health

May 9, 2013

Suicide rates have risen dramatically for middle-aged Americans in the last 10 years. The highest jump is for men aged 50-54. In a report released last week, the CDC says that more people aged 35-64 die from suicide than from car accidents, and they have been since 2009.

This hour, we look at what might be behind this trend, and what resources are available for Connecticut residents struggling with mental health issues.

And a new report by the Connecticut Health Investigative Team says that our state lags in mental health screenings for children -- these gaps in treatment have been a focus for lawmakers after the tragic events in Newtown.