Beyond depression: Estimating 12-months prevalence of passive suicidal ideation in mid- and late-life in the Health and Retirement Study

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. Incidence of suicide is highest among older adults,1 and rates have increased steadily over the past decade.2 Suicidal behavior is often considered primarily in relation to mental disorders such as depression; however, several recent meta-analyses have concluded that depression only modestly predicts risk of completed suicide in the general population.3,4 The links between depression and suicidal behavior may be even more nuanced among older adults.
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