2.3 Myths about Suicide

Suicide isn’t discussed much in our society but there are also some myths about the topic out there. Here are some common misconceptions that you’ve probably heard before:

  • Suicide is not preventable

  • Suicide only affects some people

  • Suicide is selfish

  • Suicide should not be talked about

Let’s discuss these myths as we learn more about suicide and why it might become something anyone can struggle with.

No matter what level of understanding you have about suicide, it’s important to set aside assumptions around the topic. Understanding suicide from the perspective of the person in need will help you become a more effective suicide caregiver.


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