When things fall apart: Gender and suicide across the life-course.

  title={When things fall apart: Gender and suicide across the life-course.},
  author={Michael Shiner and Jonathan Scourfield and Ben Fincham and Susanne Langer},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={69 5},
Young men are often considered to be at particular risk of suicide, but such claims are partial and potentially misleading. Drawing on official statistics and an innovative, qualitatively driven, mixed method sociological autopsy of individual suicides, the authors of this paper argue that the vulnerability of 'young' men to suicide is often exaggerated and that insufficient attention is paid to the diverse social circumstances of suicidal men and women across the life course. Detailed analysis… CONTINUE READING