John Oliffe, RN, MEd, PhD, discusses What Causes Suicide in Men.
Loading the player...What Causes Suicide in Men John Oliffe, RN, MEd, PhD, discusses What Causes Suicide in Men.
Featuring Dr. John Ogrodniczuk, PhD
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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