Dr. Arias noted that the higher suicide rates might be due to a series of life and financial circumstances that are unique to the baby boomer generation. Men and women in that age group are often coping with the stress of caring for aging parents while still providing financial and emotional support to adult children.
“Their lives are configured a little differently than it has been in the past for that age group,” Dr. Arias said. “It may not be that they are more sensitive or that they have a predisposition to suicide, but that they may be dealing with more.”
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Definition of configure
- Computing arrange or order (a computer system or an element of it) so as to fit it for a designated task:the memory can be configured as a virtual drive
Mr. Cordesman said the report was more detailed than previous iterations. He also said over time, the annual Pentagon document has become more balanced, analytical and useful.