Interestingly, gender-disaggregated data reveals surprising findings about gender differences in depression and suicide rate. While a higher proportion of women (4.1%) experience depression than men (2.7%), male to female age-standardized suicide rate in 2016 was 1.8. This finding is augmented by the WHO data in the same year which shows, nearly 40% of countries have more than 15 suicide deaths per 100,000 men; only 1.5% show a rate that high for women. The Tableau illustration below demonstrates age-standardised suicide rate estimate per 100,000 persons in 2016. In every continent, male suicide rate is higher than that of female’s. Take for example, in Eastern European countries, male suicide rates in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and Latvia are higher than female’s by at least 6-8 times. In the neighbouring Russia, a whopping 48.3 per 100,000 males committed suicide compared to 7.5 in females.