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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:11 PM

4. 400% greater risk across the board

This is not surprising since men and boys generally have a 400% higher risk of dying by suicide than women across all age groups and consistently across all Western societies. I believe the only societies where women have a higher risk of suicide are China and some of the Arab states.

BTW I read an article a while back on SFgate.com where a psychiatrist stated that he'd love to find out why that is, but the fact is there's not a penny's worth of funding for the question.

Typically people dismiss the issue by making the comment that "well it's because they use guns." Then when it's pointed out that in countries with a fraction of the guns the US has have the same male/female suicide ration, they then say "it's the methods they use."

To me this is a horribly callous dismissal of what is likely a complex problem.

You know if we could get the male suicide rate down to that of women, we'd be cutting the overall suicide rate by more than half.

Funny that no one seems to want to cut the suicide rate in half isn't it?

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