A recent study published by Silvia Sara Canetto, PhD, professor in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University finds that older white men have higher suicide rates despite fewer burdens associated with aging. According to an article on Psychiatry Advisor:
Canetto's research challenges the idea that high suicide rates are inevitable among older white men. Canetto notes that older men are not the most suicide-prone group everywhere in the world; in China, for example, women at reproductive age are the demographic with the highest rate of suicide. This is additional evidence that suicide in older white men is culturally determined and thus preventable.