Is the expectation of success leading more white men to commit suicide?

Is the American dream to blame for the rise in white male suicides?

Randy Essex wrote an editorial in USA Today titled "The Dark Side of the American Dream is Killing White Men."

He notes that while the overall suicide rate has steadily increased in the last two decades - white men account for 70 percent of suicides.

He suggests that even though white men are born with advantages over other races, if they aren't seen as successful, they are a failure.

He says little white boys learn that if they don't succeed, it's because they aren't smart enough, savvy enough, determined enough or hard-working enough.