Women make four times the suicide attempts as men, but men are four times as successful. Separation and divorce can really exacerbate the problem.

Here are a few other reasons: We have more access to guns in our culture. We are more perfectionistic: If you want to do it, be sure to do it right. Also the suicide rate among veterans is much higher than among civilians.

Woman are far more likely to reach out for help than men. Often their attempts are a version of that reaching out. Not so with men. Please guys, don’t add to the male suicide statistics. The solution can be as easy as reaching out to your family doc to get an anti-depressant.  In spite of all the jokes, those pills really are changing the world for the better. It really can be that simple. Asking for help is NOT UNMANLY. What TAKES GUTS is to ask.