2.2 What Comes to MinD
As a society, we don’t realize how heavily impacted we are by the media. Understanding these influences can help us create a new way of thinking around suicide.
Take a moment and think about what comes to mind when you hear the word suicide? They can be emotions, news events, movies, thoughts, etc. Write them down on a piece of paper.
What do you notice? Did you think of more positive, neutral or negative words?
We asked people and these were the words they thought of:
What do you see?
Typically, individuals view suicide negatively. This stigma can make your personal experience with suicide more isolating. Knowing the difference between how you feel and how society tells you to feel will help you better navigate your role as a suicide caregiver.
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