'How do we make the next generation of men better?': Masculinity and mental health
The reasons for different experiences of mental ill-health between men and women are complex and speak to deeper problems in the structure of society, David Jamieson finds
THE PROBLEM has become one of statistical familiarity. In 2017, of the 680 suicides registered in Scotland, 522 were males and 158 female.
The picture is complicated. Women are far more likely to go to their GP to seek help for common mental health problems like depression and anxiety. Around twice as likely, with men around three times more likely to resort to suicide.