Metrics details. Suicide accounts for over 58, deaths in Europe per annum, where suicide attempts are estimated to be 20 times higher. Males have been found to have a disproportionately lower rate of suicide attempts and an excessively higher rate of suicides compared to females. The gender difference in suicide intent is postulated to contribute towards this gender imbalance.
Middle-aged men and suicide
Middle-aged men and suicide | Our policy and research | Samaritans
Researchers have linked these suicides to a generalised deterioration of working conditions, including unmanageable workloads and increased job insecurity. Despite evidence of a comparable rise in the UK , workplace suicide remains a largely hidden phenomenon that is unrecognised in legislation, absent from official statistics, overlooked by the authorities and widely misunderstood. In the UK, work-related suicides are not officially monitored or recorded. In the absence of official data or evidence, public authorities and employers have been able to turn a blind eye. Certain occupational groups are deemed to be at high risk, including doctors, nurses, veterinary workers, farmers and agricultural workers.
A cross-national study on gender differences in suicide intent
Providing care to psychiatric patients in the emergency department is a challenge for many reasons. For the ED, however, the greatest risk and safety issue related to behavioral health is the appropriate evaluation and protection of the suicidal patient in the ED. We present 2 case studies to illuminate the uncommon but preventable catastrophe of suicide in the ED.
An year-old woman who gave her terminally ill husband a fatal dose of medicine so he could end his life has been cleared of murder, triggering calls for a change in the law on assisted dying. Mavis Eccleston and her year-old husband, Dennis, formed a pact to end their lives together, Stafford crown court heard. She said she gave him the medicine, which he took himself, kissed him and pulled a cover over him. The couple had been married for 60 years.