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  •  Comparing men and women (1+ / 0-)
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    ChurchofBruce

    In America, women make more suicide attempts than men.  But men complete more suicides than women.  The number 1 choice of suicide means for women are drugs and poisons; the number 1 choice of suicide means for men are guns.

    So even tho' women make more suicide attempts than men, women typically chose a less lethal way to kill themselves, and consequently survive their suicide more often than men.  Men choose a more lethal means to try to kill themselves, and are therefore more likely to actually kill themselves.

    It is the gun that makes the difference between who dies and who lives after a suicide attempt.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:17:59 AM PDT

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