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Several countries in the Western hemisphere have experienced a marked increase in suicide rates in young males in recent years. This article considers this phenomenon largely from the perspective of the United Kingdom, where rates of suicide in 15-24-year-old males nearly doubled in just over a decade. The possible reasons for this are considered, particularly in the context of relative stability of suicide rates in young females.

Original publication

DOI

10.1027/0227-5910.19.3.119

Type

Journal article

Journal

Crisis

Publication Date

01/01/1998

Volume

19

Pages

119 - 124