Antidepressant use nationally fell by 31 percent among adolescents between 2000 and 2010. Suicide attempts increased by almost 22 percent. JustinLing/Flickr hide caption

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Most of the rise in the suicide rate in North America and Europe during the economic downturn of 2007 to 2009 occurred among men middle-aged and older. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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Worth living for: George Bailey, center, played by James Stewart, is reunited with his wife, Mary, played by Donna Reed, and his children in the final scene of Frank Capra's 1946 classic, It's A Wonderful Life. AP hide caption

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Homer Bell's family: sister Laura Bell (from left), sister Regina Bell, mother Rosalind Scott and stepfather Jack Wilcox. Jeff Cohen/WNPR hide caption

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Older men may have guns in the home that can pose a risk when people are depressed or not thinking clearly. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Adam Alvarado, Ashley Priest and Jimmy Garcia create a stone cross near the home of former NFL star Junior Seau's beach home in Oceanside, Calif. Seau killed himself with with a gun in May 2012. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Frank Dumont at his clinic in Estes Park, Colo. Barry Gutierrez for NPR hide caption

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The danger of death by heart attack or suicide is greatest in the first week after a cancer diagnosis. Max Delson Martins Santos/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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