Why Are Middle-Aged Women Down In The Dumps? I Ask My Mom

According to the World Health Organization, suicide rates » 10/21/08 4:00pm 10/21/08 4:00pm have increased by 60 percent in the last 45 years, with depression — shockingly — as the leading cause. Recently, the numbers have jumped sharply in the U.S., and the trend — a .7% rise in six years — is driven largely by an unexpected group: middle-aged white…