Can You Spot the Suicide Myths?

Most people know less than they think about suicide

1. If someone is determined to kill themselves there is nothing you can do to help.

2. If your friend asks you to keep his/her suicidal feelings a secret you should do so.

3. There are almost always warning signs before someone commits suicide.

4. Talking about suicide with someone will give them ideas.

5. Suicidal people do not really want to die. They just want their pain to end.

6. Once a person gets into treatment the suicide risk goes away.

7. Most people who commit suicide allude to their intent ahead of time.

8. A drunk person who speaks about suicide should not be taken seriously.

9. If someone previously had a failed suicide attempt then they are less likely to complete a suicide.

10. People who are serious about committing suicide just go ahead and do it without giving any warnings.

11. People who commit suicide are weak.

12. People who threaten suicide are trying to be manipulative.

13. When people start to feel better they are no longer in danger of committing suicide.

14. Suicide can affect people of all ages, even young children.

Can You Spot the Suicide Myths?

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You are a true champion for your cause, breaking down the stigma of mental illness at every opportunity through your clever use of facts, statistics and peer-reviewed journal articles. You are frequently seen linking people to the best quality mental health resources on the Internet and you never miss an opportunity to spread correct information. You would be an excellent candidate for working with a mental health charity due to your level of knowledge and concern and may wish to explore this further by volunteering at a site like Depression Sanctuary, which provides free, hosted chat rooms for those with depression and other mental illnesses.

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Can You Spot the Suicide Myths?

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THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

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