John Oliffe, RN, MEd, PhD, discusses What Causes Suicide in Men.
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Video Title: What Causes Suicide in Men Duration: 57 seconds
There's a number of reasons for men's suicide rates being so high.
I think the severe depression is one of the pathways to suicide, and if we backtrack and think about men's help-seeking behaviors, oftentimes we'll find that men don't have a relationship with a physician or a family physician, or a doctor.
And so they are more likely to stay at home and think about the symptoms that are going on for them, to perhaps talk to a partner reluctantly about what's happening, and eventually seek help, so oftentimes it's quite late in the illness.
So men are so reluctant to seek help that suicide can emerge as a possible answer as a viable solution to the pain that can occur in depression, the physical, emotional and psychological pain that goes along with that.
Presenter: Dr. John Oliffe, Psychologist, Vancouver, BC
Local Practitioners: Psychologist
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