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Via Men’s Health:
Understanding why anyone kills himself is always complex, but even mental-health experts were puzzled when the CDC released its suicide data in June: Eighty-four percent of men who die by suicide have no known mental-health conditions. “People in general—and men in particular—try to hide having a mental-health problem,” says David A. Jobes, Ph.D., director of the Catholic University of America’s Suicide Prevention Lab. That’s part of the problem.
The suicide rate for men is about three and a half times that of women—probably because men are less likely to seek help or talk to one another when they’re in trouble, and because they’re more likely to own a gun than women and more likely to use one in a suicide attempt. (About 49 percent of suicide deaths in America are the result of using a firearm, and suicide risk is higher in homes where guns are not stored safely.)
In its latest report, the CDC found that in 2012 and 2015, male suicide rates were highest in the construction and extraction fields. However, suicide rates also increased for men working in the arts, entertainment, sports, and media occupations. Pinpointing at-risk occupations can help public health officials develop resources for guys.
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