Men are four times as likely to commit suicide as are women.
The gender gap increases over the lifespan: "The male suicide rate goes from equal to females' prior to adolescence to five times as high’ between 20 and 24. Among the elderly, men over 85 have a suicide rate 1300% higher."
Perhaps surprising, the rate is highest among whites and lowest among African Americans and Hispanics.
White male suicide is up 40% in the last decade.
In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I explore the gender death gap and argue that it's just one example of why the conventional wisdom that women are treated unfairly should be tempered.