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Statistics

1. Men commit suicide at 4 times the rate of women.

2. Men between 18 and 29 suffer alcohol dependency at 3 times the rate of women of the same age.

3. More than 2/3’s of all alcoholics are men; 50% more men are regular users of illicit drugs than women.

4. Life expectancy for men is 10% shorter than for women; the incidence of stress-related illness, such as heart disease and certain cancers, remains inordinately high among men.

5. More than 80% of America’s homeless are men.

From Men’s Ministry Leadership Seminar, Promise Keepers, 1993, p. 5