Let me count the reasons…
It has long held true that elderly people have higher suicide rates than the overall population. But numbers released in May by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show a dramatic spike in suicides among middle-aged people, with the highest increases among men in their 50s, whose rate went up by nearly 50 per cent to 30 per 100,000; and women in their early 60s, whose rate rose by nearly 60 per cent (though it is still relatively low compared with men, at 7 in 100,000).
via Baby boomers are killing themselves at an alarming rate. Why? | Toronto Star.
At fifty men realize they are not going to be what they thought they would be, at least by then. Fifty-three and four are biggest years for heart attacks as well.
At sixty women may stop feeling vital and alive with hope.