‘There’s Something Terribly Wrong’: Americans Are Dying Young at Alarming Rates – The Washington Post

Read article - Quotes Ellen Meara, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about a study published Tuesday that looked at the past six decades of mortality data, and found that death rates from suicide, drug overdoses, liver disease, and dozens of other causes have been rising over the past decade for young and middle-aged adults, driving down overall life expectancy in the United States for three consecutive years. "There's something more fundamental about how people are feeling at some level—whether it's economic, whether it's stress, whether it's deterioration of family," said Meara. "People are feeling worse about themselves and their futures, and that's leading them to do things that are self-destructive and not promoting health." (Similar coverage in Mic and The Hill.)