A Look at the Risk of Suicide in the Elderly

Unfortunately, depression in elderly people, as with all age groups, can lead to fatalities. You may be surprised to learn that older people account for the majority of suicide deaths. Dealing with a suicide’s aftermath in Orlando can be difficult for suicide survivors and caregivers who work for the elderly. If you witness the aftermath of a suicide, it’s important to call a professional cleaning company to perform suicide cleanup.

Watch this video to gain a better understanding of the risk of suicide in the elderly. The narrator lists some tragic statistics that explain how elderly people comprise the great majority of deaths from suicide. While suicide attempts are common in young people, older people tend to achieve their aims in committing suicide, despite the fact that they usually have close contact with their doctors.