Suicide in Later Life: Recognizing the Warning Signs
For many, the "golden years" are so tarnished they long for an ending. All too often, those who are closest to the elderly miss the warning signs. Here Nancy Osgood describes the symptoms to watch for and addresses the question of how we as a nation can change our attitudes and behavior toward the elderly and take steps to help reduce their risk of suicide.
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The Tragedy of Suicide in Later Life
Suicide Happens in Institutions Too
Some Marriages Have Deadly Love Pacts
First Murder Then Suicide
A Life Sentence for Mercy Killing
The Problem of Suicide in Later Life
Changing Rates of Suicide
Who Copes Best with Stress?
The Agony of Despair
Factors in LaterLife Depression
The Picture of LaterLife Depression
Depression or Dementia?
The AlcoholSuicide Connection
The Problem of LaterLife Alcoholism
Factors in LaterLife Alcoholism
The Future Outlook
Growing Old in the Society of the Young
The Roots of Ageism in America
Myths and Stereotypes about Aging and the Old
Sources of Ageism
The Effects of Ageism
The Season of Losses
Personal and Emotional Loss
Recognizing LaterLife Stress
The Deadly Triangle
Signs and Symptoms of LaterLife Alcoholism
Clues to LaterLife Suicide
Common Characteristics of Suicides
Clues to Suicide
Keys to Suicide Prevention
Societal Measures in Suicide Prevention
The Right to Die Is It Right?
The Case against Eldercide
Later Life Is Worth Living
About the Author
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