Suicide & Mental Health
Every 20 minutes a man commits suicide
Men kill themselves at a rate over 3.5x higher than women, and make up nearly 80% of all suicides in the United States. This ratio is similar in other nations such as Australia and the UK.
This is a heartbreaking reflection of the way our society undervalues the lives of men and boys - these are our fathers, sons, brothers, and friends.
Men are also 2 to 3 times more likely to suffer from substance abuse disorders than women, yet shockingly the amount of resources available to men are disproportionately paltry. Most modern therapy is geared towards the ways in which women best communicate rather than the ways that might more effectively help men. This is not to say that women don't also suffer or that they don't deserve therapy that is suited to their needs, but it is alarming that despite the fact that men kill themselves at nearly quadruple the rate of women that men don't receive nearly as many resources devoted to helping them.