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The concept of masculinity and male suicide in North East England

Atherton, Kimberley

Male suicide is a major public health concern in the national and global arenas, with rates of suicide being several times higher for males than for females. The central rationale for conducting this literature review is that, to date, there is a plethora of literature about male suicide which have been conducted from biomedical, sociological and psychological perspectives. However, at the time of writing, there was no literature specifically dedicated to male suicide in North East England. This work, therefore, seeks to explore the concept of masculinity in terms of male suicide in North East England, by analysing the epidemiology of male suicide and the sociological concepts relating to this and offer a critical discussion on the concept of masculinity.

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