October 12, 2015 – U.S. Study Finds Race and Gender Influence Mental Health
A recent American study that sought to determine how race and gender influence depression found that white men are more likely to experience depression associated with stressful life events than black men or women of any race.
White men are also known to be at high risk for suicide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that white men have the highest suicide rates of any demographic, accounting for 70 percent of all suicides committed in the United States in 2013.
The results are surprising given that there remains a clear health gap between black and white communities, in which black people fare worse on almost every health concern from hypertension to HIV transmission rates.