SUICIDE RATE AMONG MALES: A WAKE UP CALL !

Yesterday I was reading an article about suicides and the statistics and figures of males attempting and dying because of it and those were indeed horrifying. Suicide has become very common these days, be it a celebrity or a common man, we are constantly hearing news about people taking their own life. But the suicide rates among men are very shocking and alarming at the same time. According to a survey :

* Compared to women, men are 3 times more likely to die by suicide in Australia, 3.5 times more likely in the US and more than 4 times more likely in Russia and Argentina. * In 2016, the last year global data is available from the World Health Organization, there were an estimate 7,93,000 suicide deaths worldwide, mostly men. * Suicide is still the single biggest killer of men under the age 45.

After looking at the aforementioned figures, one question which pops in everyone’s mind is that what could be the possible reason behind taking this tragic step and why the numbers of males are so damn high? Well there can be numerous reason for the same. Let us try to understand the basic reasons behind the sky-scraping suicide rates among men:

* The major reason can be Communication. It is quite obvious that women are willing to share their problems whereas men tends to bottle them up. Men don’t express from what they are suffering or going through. The society has made men inexpressive and and are always expected to be strong.

* Other factor can be family or work. Worrying more about finances or trying to find a job can be exacerbate mental health issues. When there’s an economic downturn that results in increased unemployment , there tends to be an associate increase in suicide.

* Sense of isolation can also be a prominent factor. The outwardly successful professional who has prioritize career career advancement to the detriment of all else, including social relationships may sense a feel of loneliness at times.