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  •  One of the reasons that males (0+ / 0-)

    die from suicide is that males are more likely to use a gun.  The rate of suicide attempts is actually higher for females, but they tend to choose a method that gives them a chance to either reconsider or be rescued.

    Teenage boys are especially vulnerable- I've known seven of them who shot and killed themselves. In a couple of cases it was right after a girlfriend broke up with them. That momentary teenage impulse of ending it all, which is not uncommon, becomes fatal when a gun is handy.

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