Why is the Male Suicide Rate at an All-Time High?
Our ultimate goal is to reduce the staggering male suicide to the lowest possible rate. Eighty percent of all suicide deaths in the US, UK, Canada, Israel, and most other countries are men. In the US the male to female completed suicide ratio is 4:1 and in some countries can go up to 7:1. Let’s have a quick overview of why this happens. Boys are bullied by grown-ups not to cry, not to show emotions, their toys and plays are dictated, they’re given a limited spectrum of permitted colors that they can choose from, wear and use, in many cases forced to play sports, shamed if they like crafting, baking, fashion, and art, many have to endure unnecessary aggression to “toughen up” that breaks and scars their spirits, parents withdraw physical affection at a dangerously early age, and many are neglected and just out there raising themselves without the proper care they deserve.
If they happen to be born non-binary, homosexual, or transgender, their hardship is multiplied and their rate of suicide dramatically increases. When they grow up, they are already versed in a long list of natural human behaviors that if they participate in, they are deemed weak, and unmanly. They have the pressure to fit in a pseudo-alpha stereotype to get respect. They need to carry the label and the stress of being the primary provider, they’re expected to be rich, have the nicest house on the block, the best car, and show off the most beautiful woman on their arms as an added accessory. If they go through divorce and child custody courts, unless they can afford a $500/hour attorney, odds are they get to see their children on average 6-10 hours a month. Recession, unemployment, loneliness, the stigma of mental health, the stigma of seeking help along with emotional suppression creates a perfect pressure cooker that will explode sooner or later and society ends up with men comprising 80% of all suicide deaths.