Although it is important to remember that all individuals are different and that suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender, statistics show that in the UK men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women and suicide is currently the biggest killer in young people and males under fifty. However, women are three times more likely to try to end their life than men. We also know that certain professions and life experiences can increase risk so the situation is more nuanced than gender and age.