This chart uses information from coroners' inquests between 1900 and 1950 to determine motives for suicides by males. It shows that mental illness was a reason behind almost one in five suicides in that period.
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Source: John Weaver, A sadly troubled history: the meanings of suicide in the modern age. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2009. p. 155