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Are women or men at higher risk for committing suicide?

The following statistics illustrate the differences in suicide rates between men and women:

    • Suicide was the seventh leading cause of death for males and the fourteenth leading cause of death for females in 2006
    • Almost four times as many males as females die by suicide
    • Firearms, suffocation, and poison are by far the most common methods of suicide, overall. However, men and women differ in the method used.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Mental Health.

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