Midlife suicides on rise in baby boomer population: Chronic illness and depression plague America

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(NaturalNews) They are supposed to be in the “Golden Years” of their lives, enjoying the fruits of their lifelong labors and living out their remaining years in relaxing happiness. But sadly, for an increasing number of baby boomers, chronic illness capped with depression have led many to suicide.

Take the case of Michael Kelly, a 65-year-old Vietnam veteran who, in the waning hours of Dec. 24, 2011, walked into his darkened back yard near Sacramento High School and hanged himself from a beam on the deck.

“I just relive it in my head,” says his widow, Cathy Kelly, of her husband, who suffered from bipolar disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. She was separated from Michael when he killed himself.

“I know the dark hole of being really low. How sad he must have felt walking out there in the dark,” she told the Sacramento Bee newspaper. “That’s what I think…

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