Men have persistently had a several-fold higher suicide rate than women.
In this study of 204 consecutive suicides, the authors examined three areas
in which the men differed from the women. Men used more violent,
immediately lethal methods of suicide, were almost three times more likely
to be substance abusers, and were more likely to have economic problems as
stressors. The authors conclude that while the difference in suicide rate
between men and women is complexly determined, the weight of the evidence
suggests that more men than women intend to commit suicide.