Males have rates of completed suicide several times those of females. Male suicide is shaped in part by constructions of masculinity, as a range of studies have documented. Here, we have collected key studies and reports on male suicide, in full text (PDF) below.
The full text pieces are as follows. Also see the academic references listed here: http://www.xyonline.net/content/g-suicide. Additions are most welcome.
Adinkrah, M. (2012). Better dead than dishonored: Masculinity and male suicidal behavior in contemporary Ghana. Social science & medicine, 74(4), 474-481.
Alston, M. (2012). Rural male suicide in Australia. Social Science & Medicine, 74(4), 515-522
Canetto, S. S., & Cleary, A. (2012). Men, masculinities and suicidal behaviour. Social Science & Medicine, 4(74), 461-465.
Canetto, Silvia Sara. (2017). Suicide: Why are older men so vulnerable?. Men and Masculinities, 20(1), 49-70.
Cleary, A. (2012). Suicidal action, emotional expression, and the performance of masculinities. Social Science & Medicine, 74(4), 498-505
Coleman, D. (2015). Traditional Masculinity as a Risk Factor for Suicidal Ideation: Cross-Sectional and Prospective Evidence from a Study of Young Adults. Archives of Suicide Research, 19(3), 366-384.
Flood, M. (2007) Suicide. In The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. Ed. M. Flood, J.K. Gardiner, B. Pease, and K. Pringle. Taylor & Francis.
Kõlves, K., E-K. Kumpula, And D. De Leo. (2007). Suicidal behaviours in men: determinants and prevention in Australia. Brisbane: Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Mac an Ghaill, M. and Haywood, C. (2012) Understanding Boys: Thinking through boys, masculinity and suicide. Social Science and Medicine, 74(4): 482-89.
Möller-Leimkühler, A.M. (2003). The gender gap in suicide and premature death or: why are men so vulnerable? European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 253(1): 1-8.
Oliffe, J. L., Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Bottorff, J. L., Johnson, J. L., & Hoyak, K. (2012). “You feel like you can’t live anymore”: Suicide from the perspectives of Canadian men who experience depression. Social Science & Medicine, 74, 506–514.
Pirkis, Jane, Matthew J. Spittal, Louise Keogh, Tass Mousaferiadis, and Dianne Currier. (2017). Masculinity and suicidal thinking. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 52, no. 3: 319-327
Pitman, A., Krysinska, K., Osborn, D., & King, M. (2012). Suicide in young men. The Lancet, 379, 2383–2392.
Russell, S. T., & Toomey, R. B. (2012). Men’s sexual orientation and suicide: Evidence for US adolescent-specific risk. Social Science & Medicine, 74(4), 523-529
Scourfield, J., & Evans, R. (2014). Why might men be more at risk of suicide after a relationship breakdown? Sociological insights. American Journal of Men’s Health, 9(5): 380-84.
Wyllie, Clare et al. (n.d.). Men, Suicide and Society. Surrey, UK: Samaritans