OLDER ADULTS ATTITUDES ON AGING AND PERCEPTION OF LATE-LIFE SUICIDE
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Although middle-age to older-age adults hold the highest rates of suicide in the United States, the general public and media often fail to focus on this disturbing trend. This phenomenon may be driven by negative generalized ideas about aging that support cultural sanctioning of suicide for older adults. Research on the perspectives and cultural beliefs around suicide and aging has typically focused on young adults or gender differences (Stice & Canetto, 2008) with little attention paid to the perspectives, attitudes, and cultural beliefs of older adults. To address this gap, this study explored ...