Men who Committed Suicide in the US did not have Mental Health Treatment.

New research by UCLA professor Mark Kaplan and colleagues, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, shows that 60% of American men who die by suicide had no history of a mental health condition or treatment.

The study was conducted among four groups of men: Adolescents (10 to 17 years old), young adults (18 to 34), middle-aged adults (35 to 64) and older adults (65 years or older). The study also shows that men without a history of mental health problems died  more often by firearms than those with known mental health problems, and that many had alcohol in their system.

“What’s striking about our study is the conspicuous absence of standard psychiatric markers of suicidality among a large number of males of all ages who die by suicide.”

Mark Kaplan


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