Have found out that more women comment on Suicide issues, or even drug addiction

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  1. Lord De Cross profile image74
    Lord De Crossposted 6 years ago

    Have found out that more women comment on Suicide issues, or even drug addiction, Why is that?

    After checking the input from fellow hubbers, found out that over 65%  of the commentators are women. Can you give any explanation to this? Phyllis Doyle gave us the idea... and we came in here...

  2. TheMagician profile image87
    TheMagicianposted 6 years ago

    Without going into detail, I'd assume because women are more emotional than men, therefore they're able to associate with these issues more so than men, even if it hasn't affected them personally. Also, I sort of think women feel more compelled to voice their opinions than men do.

    Just my thoughts, though.

  3. FloraBreenRobison profile image62
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    While men are willing to reveal that they or family members  have battled these issues and won, they are are not willing to admit that they are in the middle of the struggle. Women will talk about them either way.

  4. Pamela N Red profile image86
    Pamela N Redposted 6 years ago

    Women are more open to talking about feelings, emotions and problems in our life. Men tend to be more quiet about things and not as verbal about discussing issues.

  5. Levertis Steele profile image81
    Levertis Steeleposted 6 years ago

    Could it be that women are usually the ones remaining to tell the story? Women are indeed more emotional and apt to understand depression because many of them have experienced it. Aside from some women having experienced drug addiction, they are the main ones who take it upon themselves to stand by their loved ones who may become addicts. Women have a tendency to mother the weak. Men may not find these issues very interesting because they are not quick to admit to weaknesses. Women break down while they make every effort to appear strong and in control. I suppose it is a man's thing.

  6. Mary Stuart profile image79
    Mary Stuartposted 6 years ago

    I have tried to come up with an answer and everything I write sounds too generalized or too "women are... but men are..." I am not so sure that anything I started to write is anything but trite. Sorry. No answer.

  7. Catzgendron profile image71
    Catzgendronposted 6 years ago

    I feel it's because women are emotional and willing to admit weakness where men have been raised to be stronger and not admit their weakness.  It also depends on a man's age.  The men who are in their 40's or older were probably raised in families where those type of topics weren't discussed, men were considered the back bone in the families therefore the word weakness didn't exist.

  8. Amy Becherer profile image70
    Amy Bechererposted 6 years ago

    Nothing is absolute, but it is common enough to be a joke in that the stereotypical male must be coerced to seek the help of a doctor.  Many males resist admitting what might be perceived as weak.  Usually with subjects like marital discord, depression, mental illness or suicide, it is the female who is more open to professional help.  Whereas the female sees the value of pro-active intervention with therapy, the male sees therapy as a last resort.

    I believe that as long as mental health issues are viewed by men as a fundamental weakness, they will be less forthright about discussing the topic than women.  Many men are still raised to be strong, "the one to be leaned on" and breadwinners.  Although reality shows that most women work outside the home today, old stereotypes are so conditioned within society, they remain difficult to dispel. 

    The mystery of nature versus nurture plays a part in this question, too.  Just like our canine companions, who still react in ways described as typical "pack behavior" patterns that no longer are relevant today, patterns may be biologically built into human "survival of the fittest", that were more relevant to our ancient ancestors.  It may well be that those attributes that defined men and women when survival was physically "extreme" are still within our genetics, making them more instinctual than logical, yet impossible to expunge.

    As a general observation, women still tend to form close friendships with other women that include baring their soul.  Men, also value same-sex friendships, but usually on a different social basis, hanging out with the guys, playing pool, poker and having fun.  Women have fun with the girls, too, but consider in-depth conversations about real daily struggles and issues at home valuable, social interaction.  Women discuss everything often, whereas male bonding may include occasional serious discussions, but it stills seems to be the exception.  And, as with anything that involves human beings, there are no cookie cutter absolutes.  There are always exceptions.


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