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Men and Suicide: The Uncomfortable Truth

THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH MEN SUICIDE AND THE RISE OF SUICIDAL Although higher rates of depression and suicide attempts are ATTEMPTS IN MEN: reported in women, men are 4 times more likely to "succeed" in attempting suicide. SUICIDES BY RACE SUICIDES BY AGE 20% 15% - HISPANIC 16% 14% BLACK 10% 31% 39% 0% NATIVE AMERICAN WHITE -14 15-24 25-44 45-64 65-84 85+ PRE-FRONTAL CORTEX -- -• SUICIDE & MEN - WHAT ARE THE SIGNS? Men exhibit different symptoms of depression and are more often angry and frustrated than sad or upset. Suicidal thoughts and follow-through are increased HO NH2 because of lower serotonin levels and malfunctioning pre-frontal cortex's, leading to impulsive behaviors. SEROTONIN VIOLENT OR ABUSIVE RISKY OR DEPRESSION & FRUSTRATION FEELINGS OF HOPELESSNESS PHYSICAL PAIN ESCAPIST SUICIDE & AGE Over the course of a lifetime, major causes of depression can be caused by a variety of internal and external factors. TEENS / MID-TWENTIES MIDDLE AGED Identify Confusion: Psychological, Divorce / Separation Lower Socio-economic Status Cultural and Sexual Unemployment RETIRED / ELDERLY MILITARY VETERANS Increased Isolation Retirement PTSD and Injuries Unemployment Chronic Illness Lack of Treatment SUICIDE, GENDER & METHODS Men resort to more violent forms of suicide, leading to an increase in the fatality rate. FIREARMS HANGING / SUFFOCATION POISONING / OVERDOSE 58% İİTİTİ 31% 11 T 23% †Ì 20% 1 12% Ť 39% 1 TREATMENT AND EDUCATION HOLD THE KEYS TO SUICIDE PREVENTION Work with an individual's cognitive-behavioral, psycho-dynamic and problem-solving elements. Public and private funding for prevention and healthcare centers dedicated to educating, training and treating patients and loved ones on signs and causes of suicide. Address the profound role of social disconnection and help them to build constructive relationships. 90% OF SUICIDES ARE PREVENTABLE WITH TREATMENT If you, or a loved one, are battling depression and contemplating suicide, seek guidance from a qualified healthcare professional. The Holiner Psychiatric Group provides quality, comprehensive psychiatric services to children, adolescents and adults. PREVENTION RESOURCES PHONE The Defense Department's Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-SUICIDE For emergencies dial: 911 ONLINE DALLAS THE MCKINNEY NCMC-Wysong Campus 120 S Central Expwy Suite 100 7777 Forest Lane Building C HOLINER Suite 833 Dallas, Texas 75230-2501 PSYCHIATRIC McKinney, Texas 75070 972-566-4591 469-742-0199 GROUP

Men and Suicide: The Uncomfortable Truth

shared by HolinerGroup on Dec 15
Depression and suicide are often believed to be a woman's problem. The truth is that both men and women encounter depression and suicide, but men complete suicide at 4 times the rate of women. Despit...


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