On gendered responses to suicidality

19 May

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Gendered responses to suicidality – or, In mental health services that prioritise risk (of physical harm) rather than (mental) distress, and where more men than women take their own lives, is women’s help-seeking for the mental distress caused by suicidal thoughts and plans dismissed as unnecessary to alleviate because only male suicidal thoughts and plans are seen as putting patients at high risk of physical harm?

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Here’s the piece that started the train of thought on the day, though for some time all the news pieces I’ve seen on twitter on suicide have been about male suicide so it’s the first time it’s occurred to me the focus on male suicide may have an adverse impact on the help and support offered to women struggling with mental distress.

Guardian Have men been let down

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One Response to “On gendered responses to suicidality”

  1. rachmathias 29 December 2016 at 6:50 am #

    My stepdaughter blew her brains out 6 years ago. She was studying law & modelling. Suicide=you fail or succeed

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