Oh, so this is that “male privilege” I hear so much about…..
One, men succeed at killing themselves more often because they often choose more violent methods than do women. Blowing your head off with a shotgun is almost always fatal. The suicide methods that women choose, such as taking an overdose of pain killers, are prone to failure than using a firearm.
Two, men are much less likely to seek mental health help. This is often because of sexism: our culture demands men aren’t supposed to show their feelings or admit to any kind of emotional weakness.
That is because the most dangerous jobs (such as logging, commercial fishing, aircraft pilots, construction, truck driving, and mining) employ far more men than women.