Forty-seven-year-old Ellen walked hurriedly to her car. She had just finished teaching a three-hour class in American Literature at the university where she was an Associate Professor and it had gone well. She was able to forget about her depression for a while and stop obsessing about suicide.
History ; Suicide Influences and Factors: Problems and Priorities in Low-Income Countries. Oxford University Press, Papers from the East-West Center Conference. A Year Review of the Sociological Literature: The History of Suicide in India. Munshi Ram Manohar Lal, It is what cultures make of the fact that a person is a woman or a man.
Gender is also what cultures define as appropriate behavior for women and men across a variety of situations, including situations of distress. Finally, gender, like race, is a status variable determining a person's location in the social hierarchy, including the barriers and resources that a person will likely encounter.
Patterns of Suicidal Behavior by Culture In the United States women and men tend to engage in different kinds of suicidal behavior. Women are more likely to engage in nonfatal suicidal behavior, while men are more likely to die as a result of a suicidal act. In the researchers Silvia Sara Canetto and Isaac Sakinofsky called this phenomenon the gender paradox of suicidal behavior.
United States gender patterns of suicidal behavior are similar to those found in other English-speaking countries, such as Canada and Australia. They are different, however, from those observed in a variety of other countries. For example, in Finland and in India, men have similar rates of nonfatal suicidal behavior as women.
Furthermore, in China, it is women who typically die of suicide. China accounts for 21 percent of the world's population, 44 percent of the world's suicides, and 56 percent of the world's female suicides.
Exceptions to the male predominance among those who die of suicides are also found within some ethnic communities in the United States. For example, according to a San Francisco study by Julia Shiang and colleagues, Asian-American women aged eighty-five and older have twice the rates of suicide mortality of same-aged Asian-American men.
Suicide methods are culturally specific. Common suicide methods in one culture may be unusual in another. Women and men tend to use the methods that are culturally permissible for them in their culture, not just those that are accessible.
In some cultures, women and men use different suicide methods; in other cultures they use the same methods. Since the s firearms have been the most common method of suicide in the United States with both women and men. However, they account for a greater proportion of men's than women's suicides two-thirds vs.
By contrast, in Canada women still prefer poisoning as a method of suicide, and men firearms. However, Canadian men's preference for firearms as a method of suicide is lower than that of U.
In addition, among the Inuit of Canada, an Aboriginal hunting community, the most common method of suicide is hanging, despite the widespread availability of firearms. Adolescent Suicidal Behavior in the United States Gender patterns of suicidal behavior vary by age across the life span.
In the United States adolescent girls are two to three times more likely to report being suicidal than adolescent boys.
Suicidal ideation appears to be particularly common among Mexican-American youth. Adolescent girls are also more likely than adolescent boys to engage in nonfatal acts of suicidal behavior by an average ratio of three to one.Case Study Depression (Answer sheet) Order Description CASE STUDY 2: DEPRESSION AND SUICIDALITY Depression and Suicidality Patient: Ellen Written by Elaine Cassel Marymount University and Lord Fairfax Community College Worth Publishers, Presenting complaint: Forty-seven-year-old Ellen walked hurriedly to .
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