Suicide is an important problem among older adults. Suicide rates are particularly high among older men, with men ages 85 and older having the highest rate of any group in the country.1 Suicide attempts by older adults are much more likely to result in death than among younger persons. Reasons include:Older adults plan more carefully and use more deadly methods.Older adults are less likely to be discovered and rescued.The physical frailty of older adults means they are less likely to recover from an attempt.