Steve Brulé: ‘Suicide and the World Happiness Report’

In the UK, the male : female suicide ratio is unusually low by the standards of most countries. Only three British men commit suicide for every British woman who does, although British women ‘attempt’ suicide three times more often than British men. Experts in the field agree that this reflects women’s expectation that in a crisis they’ll be supported by friends, family, the state… Men soon realise that in a crisis, support is unlikely to be available. A small example of the different support made available to homeless men and women, as reported by a female social worker:

http://j4mb.org.uk/2013/04/09/gillian-dale-jefferies-we-salute-you/

The lack of state resources dedicated to understanding the causes of male suicide, and reducing the rate at which it occurs, is a scandal globally. So we were interested to read an insightful new piece on the subject by Steve Brulé http://blog.studiobrule.com for AVfM:

http://www.avoiceformen.com/men/world-suicide-and-the-world-happiness-report/

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • I heard the same “women attempt suicide 3 times more than men do” stat for Canada after long searching I found one stat which showed something like 60% more women are hospitalized for failed suicide attempts. Does the UK have a real source for such a stat or is it another “1 in 4” situation?

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