Suicide by middle-aged males found to be most frequent on Monday mornings

According to a study by researchers from Waseda University and Osaka University, different sex and age groups were found to die from suicide at different times of the day and days of the week. For instance, females and elderly males were more likely to die by suicide during the day than at night, and suicide by middle-aged males was found to be most frequent in the early morning, especially on Mondays after the end of Japan’s high growth period.

The study was presented online in Elsevier’s Journal of Affective Disorders on September 17, 2018.