5.1 Language Around Suicide

Many people find it hard to say the word “suicide,” let alone talk about it. During the past couple modules, we’ve tackled this tough topic. This section will prepare you for conversations about suicide as a caregiver.

The words we chose can make a big difference in how our message is received. Take a look at the slides below to see what to say and what to avoid when it comes to suicide:

Words can be a strong weapon that can really encourage someone to get back on their feet or break them down. Be mindful of the language you use in talking about suicide.


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