Year: 1988 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.145, no.6, (June 1988), p.718-722 SIEC No: 19880389

Men have persistently had a higher suicide rate than women. In this study of 204 consecutive suicides, the authors examined 3 areas in which the men differed from the women. Men used more violent, immediately lethal methods of suicide, were more likely to be substance abusers, & to have economic problems as stressors. The authors conclude that while the difference in suicide rate between men & women is complexly determined, the evidence suggests that more men than women intend to commit suicide.