12:09 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Elderly suicide causes concern

Wyoming – It's well known that Wyoming has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation.
What's talked about less often is suicide among the elderly. Between 1999 and 2006, 143 Wyomingites over the age of 65 are known to have taken their lives. The rate of elderly suicide in Wyoming for those years was twice the national average. And these numbers are widely assumed to be under-reported. We look at why older adults consider suicide - and what can be done to prevent it. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss Reports