Although American complain of oppression, their lives are rarely so hopeless that they end them. Men commit suicide at far greater rates than women. Four times greater.
The National Institute of Mental Health notes:
Are women or men at higher risk for Suicide?
- Suicide was the seventh leading cause of death for males and the fifteenth leading cause of death for females in 2007.
- Almost four times as many males as females die by suicide.
- Firearms, suffocation, and poison are by far the most common methods of suicide, overall. However, men and women differ in the method used, as shown below.
|Suicide by:||Males (%)||Females (%)|
According to a new 2012 study, men are more likely to kill themselves than to die in a car crash. Think about that for a minute.
THURSDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) — More Americans now commit suicide than die in car crashes, making suicide the leading cause of injury deaths, according to a new study.
In addition, over the last 10 years, while the number of deaths from car crashes has declined, deaths from poisoning and falls increased significantly, the researchers report.
“Suicides are terribly undercounted; I think the problem is much worse than official data would lead us to believe,” said study author Ian Rockett, a professor of epidemiology at West Virginia University.
There may be 20 percent or more unrecognized suicides, he said.
Why do men kill themselves? Largely because men, unlike women, take action rather than complain.
Life often seems more hopeless for men than for women. A man without a job has few life prospects. A woman without a job can easily get on the government dole.
Men are being arrested and falsely imprisoned in record numbers for bogus rape and domestic violence charges.
Men are being denied the right to visit their own children.
I’m not going to get on a high horse and say suicide is not the answer. But anyone who is considering suicide should email me for my phone number.