Suicide claims a worrying number of lives, with men much more at risk than women in the UK. Simon Jack, whose father killed himself, has tried to find out why.Forty-four is a fairly unremarkable age to reach for most, but for me, it was a birthday that always had special significance. It was the age my father took his own life 25 years ago, for reasons I'm still unclear about. As a result, I have always been sensitive to stories about suicide in the news and have noted how often it seemed to be men I was reading about. What I didn't realise until recently was that suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 50. A hundred men die a week. It is more prevalent than at any time in the last 14 years and men are four times more likely to end their own lives than women. I wanted to find out why. What is it about being a man that makes you more susceptible and what, if anything, can be done about it? My own father, in his 40s, was in the most vulnerable age group. Incidence of suicide peaks among men in that decade. You can guess at reasons - your wife leaves and takes the children, you lose your job at an age when it's difficult to find another. All that could heap stress on men who feel pressure to provide for their families. In my father's case, none of that would really explain it. He was a popular, gregarious and talented man with a loving wife and four sons, of whom I was the eldest. I have also been struck that so many families feel at a loss to explain why any of these factors would end in the extreme of suicide rather than just hardship or divorce.
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