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Suicide and The Elderly #307339

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Robert Frost quoted.

(Miami, Florida: Charles Osgood) Jay and Gladys McFaddens' situation examined as illustrating plight of the elderly, that drives many to suicide; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of Gladys McFADDEN - explains their decision; remarks transcribed on screen.] [SON - recalls mother's desire to no longer live.] Suicide rate among elderly, especially white males, discussed. [Dr. Robert BUTLER - explains psychological underpinnings.] Leslie West and Elsie Hypes' case cited as example [Voice of HYPES - explains their decision; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Daughter Katherine WALLACE - recalls parents' despair.] Hypes' murder of wife and then own suicide described. [Gerontologist Nancy OSGOOD - notes elderly complete suicide rather than attempt it.] Outcome of McFadden's case reviewed. [Jay McFADDEN - enters plea.]

Osgood, Charles;
Rather, Dan

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