Men’s Health Facts
Depression and Suicide1
Depression in men is undiagnosed contributing to the fact that men are 4 x as likely to commit suicide.
• Among 15- to 19-year-olds, boys were 4 x as likely as girls to commit suicide
• Among 20- to 24-year-olds, males were 6 x as likely to commit suicide as females
• The suicide rate for persons age 65 and above: men…28.5 – women…3.9.
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics 2011. Retrieved from http://126.96.36.199/HDI/TableViewer/tableView.aspx?ReportId=166
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