Financial hardships attributed to the Great Recession have caused a spike in suicides among middle-aged people. Patients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, or other stress related diseases have jumped 40% since 2008. More people died from suicide in 2010 than died in auto accidents. Suicide was the fourth leading cause of death in 2011. The number of people dealing with depression, sad mood, or anxiety may be related to obesity, financial insecurity, job loss, or relationship problems. If you are struggling with financial insecurity contact the Strong Law Firm today. We can help get your finances in order.