The “Male Suicide Epidemic”

The mass murder and suicide in a college in Oregon last week brought out the following claim by a professional troll:

So is there an epidemic of male suicides? I’ll assume we’re talking about the USA although what I’ll say goes for most other countries. Here are the facts:

Male suicide rates are much higher than female suicide rates. The most recent available data for the USA in from 2013, when the age-adjusted male:female suicide ratio was 3.68:1.
However, this male suicide bia

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