: Suicide rates hit record, with biggest increase seen among older adults


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Suicide rates in the U.S. rose to their highest level ever last year, with the oldest adults having the high rates of suicide among any age group, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A record 49,449 Americans took their own lives in 2022, up 2.6% from the previous year, based on provisional data from the CDC. The age group with the biggest increase in death by suicide was those 65 years and older, with an 8.1% jump in deaths. 


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