Gender Differences in Coping With Suicidal Despair
Gender differences in coping with suicidal thoughts are discussed. Common explanations for the higher male suicide rate (e.g. males use more violent methods than females) are challenged. Rather, Shulman suggests one reason why is that more females readily seek help than males. He also suggests that males commit suicide for work-related reasons, while females commit suicide because of interpersonal situations. Thus, career retraining programs for unemployed males may lower suicide rates.