Men with “strong nerves” have a higher tendency to commit suicide, research
New York: Owning a strong nerve is an argument for masculinity, for which we also have phrases like “man doesn’t hurt” but a recent study revealed that men who claim to be “strong” I also have a tendency to commit suicide almost two-and-a-half times higher than men who admit to being weak.
The study was done at the Graduate School of Social Services, Fordham University, New York City, using data obtained from 20,700 people in a 20-year study. In 1995, this study was started on American boys and girls who were 13 to 17 years old at that time, “teens.”
Throughout the 2014 study, all individuals were filled with questionnaires related to almost every aspect of their lives, including their habits, moods, mates, family backgrounds, surroundings, walking and reading. Physical and psychological well-being.
An analysis of all these data revealed that 22 people who participated in the study had committed suicide during this time, out of which 21 were men.
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When further investigated, it was also learned that most of the people who committed suicide were those who said of themselves during the study that they do not cry, are not emotional, do not enslave their moods, physically strengthen themselves. And keep healthy, and “risk players”. In other words, he claimed to be a “strong nerve” “brave man”.
On the contrary, there were those who described themselves as weak and said that they soon became emotional, crying and immediately reached out to someone for help after feeling difficult.
When these “strong” and “weak” individuals were compared, it was found that suicide was 240 percent (about two and a half times) higher in “men” than strong people.
Why like this?
Answering this question, Daniel Coleman, head of the study, says that pride in “masculinity” in the world has led people to become accustomed to hiding their true emotional state, causing psychological confusion within them. Keep climbing. As a result, these people become emotionally hollow and go down into a quagmire of despair rather than express their current feelings to others; and eventually commit suicide.
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Details of this study have been published online in the latest issue of the research journal “JAMA Psychiatry.”