An enquiry into young men at risk of suicide in the UK
Intended for healthcare professionals
Evidence and practice    

An enquiry into young men at risk of suicide in the UK

Ewout van Sabben Student, University of West London, England
Laila Paulsen-Becejac Senior fellow, senior lecturer, Academic quality lead, University of West London, England

Men are at a higher risk of suicide; 70% of people who die by suicide are men. By exploring some of the reasons behind suicide in young men aged 15-29 years old, this article will look at not just the influence of perceived physical strength, but also their mental state of mind. The article combines information from the World Health Organization, research conducted in other countries and the information available in the UK, to hopefully benefit and encourage further research to be carried out. Men’s mental health is at the forefront of many campaigns, but there is still a lack of understanding about why suicide occurs.

Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2018.e982

Citation

van Sabben E, Paulsen-Becejac L (2018) An enquiry into young men at risk of suicide in the UK. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ns.2018.e982

Correspondence

21204010@student.uwl.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 23 May 2018

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in

OR

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
Subscribe
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or