From BBC Worklife: “Our study showed that living in a deprived area does affect mental health – at least in men. In fact, we found that men living in the most deprived areas were 51% more likely to experience depression than those living in areas that were not deprived. Interestingly, the results did not reach statistical significance in women . . .
A recent study investigating depression risks for men and women indicated that men are more affected by ‘failures at key instrumental tasks, such as expected work achievements and failures to provide adequately for the family’.
Research shows that men seem to be more sensitive to certain stressors in their environment, such as those related to work and finances. Women’s depression levels, on the other hand, are more influenced by stressors stemming from relationships and the social networks they are embedded in. Factors such as low parental warmth and low marital satisfaction, for example, can really affect women’s mental health.
A great many factors may be behind this, but in the UK, men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women.”