Who committed more suicide in NY, women or men? Assignment 4

By Marita Perez Diaz

Suicide rates were highest in 2012 at 8.4 deaths per 100,000 New York State residents, according to the New York State Department of Health. In 2014 the rate remained nearly the same as in 2013 at 8.2.

During these 5 years, the numbers of deaths remained stable, despite the different government policies to help to prevent them. The data doesn´t show that men are not only more likely to make self-injuries but are more likely to effectively attempt against their lives and commit suicide. That means that men tend 4 and 5 times to complete the violent act against themselves more than women.

But, why is this important? Knowing this huge gap between men and women, we can assume there is some kind of gender issue that affects men the most. Specialists could focus more their effort in working to understand the different factors that make any influence on this topic.  Despite mental health can affect any person no matter their bias, age or gender, these data show that in the case of suicide, men are the biggest group of victims.