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Question #10

 

Special Alert Regarding Men & Suicide

 

Men are at particular risk of committing suicide,

suddenly without warning--

without being aware of the warning signs
of depression.

CDC Statistics On Suicide

More Recent Suicide Statistics

Prepared by John L. McIntosh, Ph.D.

 

Do Guns Affect Suicide ?

  • If you have a gun in your home, you are 5 times more likely to have a suicide in your house than homes without a gun.

Is It True That Mostly Women Get Depressed ?

  • Although more women acknowledge having depression and attempt suicide more often than men....

 

4 Times More MEN
Commit Suicide
Than Women !!

White Males committed 72%
of all the US suicides in 1997 !!

What is a Major Cause of Suicide ?
Undiagnosed Depressive Illness !

Although we all tend to avoid the subject of our personal feelings to some degree, it seems that more Men...

  • are not aware of their feelings
  • don't want to "give in" to depressive types of feelings
  • unknowingly "self-treat" with
    • work
    • anger
    • cigarettes
    • alcohol
    • drugs
  • or perhaps
    • sports
    • pornography
    • extra-marital sex
    • physical violence
    • homicide.

Women ! Help your Husband,
Boyfriend, Father, Brother

Pay attention to his emotions.

Talk to him, ask him how he feels.

Men, Please...

Pay attention to your emotions...
For your children, for your wife, for yourself.

Please See FAQ Questions: 6 | 7 | 8

 

 

Please Visit My
Special Men's Page
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Men's Section

Also, my Bookstore Section For Men
Books Written By Men
Who Have Had Depression

 

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Gay & Suicidal ?

 

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