Boys hurt too
i am absolutely terrified and horrified by this
This is a stat that many MRAs will use in support of Men’s Rights but I can say with full confidence that the male suicide rates are a product of the patriarchy. Our society portrays emotional weakness and brokenness as a strongly feminine trait, so depressed or suicidal men are far less likely to seek out help for their problems and those that do are less likely to be given the support they need. “Man up” is something I have been told time after time in my times of my own depression and thoughts of suicide, it’s disheartening and there are those who will not get better without support. So these thousands of young boys who will never again walk this earth, taken from their friends and family by their own hands are largely victims of the patriarchy. Fight the patriarchy, for men, women and everyone outside and in between.
also this statistic is somewhat misleading since the real reason for the suicide rates in boys being much higher is because it’s the number of people that were SUCCESSFUL in committing suicide, not the number of people who ATTEMPTED suicide. This is extremely important since girls tend to attempt suicide in ways such as cutting, poison, taking pills, hanging, etc. All ways that take a bit of time to kill you, so they are often saved. On the other hand, guys tend to go for faster ways of suicide, such as, jumping off of a building, gun to the head, slitting the throat, etc. So the number of attempted suicides is actually higher among females by quite a margin