Men are more prone to suicide
Based on the stereotypes of society, women are considered to more often feel upset and helpless than men. However, recent studies reveal otherwise. Men actually are three times more likely to commit suicide than women.
These results are based on data from the UK Office for National Statistics collected for 30 years. The data show that in 2012, 5,981 people aged 15 years committed suicide. Approximately 4,590 people who committed suicide are male, while 1,391 are women.
Data in 1981 also showed that suicide risks in men are 1.9 times more than women. While the age class most likely to commit suicide are male adults aged 40-44 years, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Researchers believe that this is related to career issues. Adult men who are not satisfied with their career, were laid off, and experience financial problems are considered most likely to take the path of suicide as a final settlement of their problems. One theory also reveals that the declining economic situation in 1980 – 1990 led to increased suicide rates.
“Men who are in the lower socioeconomic groups are 10 times more likely to commit suicide than men who are in the upper socioeconomic groups,” said the researcher.
In addition to economic issues, men is also known to be more difficult to express their feelings than women. This makes them more prone to depression, stress, and difficulty in completing problems. How do you feel about the results of this study, do you agree that men are more likely to commit suicide than women?
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