5 common myths about suicide
Suicide myths can perpetuate misunderstanding and stigma. Let's debunk them together
Myth 1: Suicidal Thoughts Are Uncommon
Contrary to belief, suicidal thoughts are not rare, especially among first responders and warriors. These thoughts can be a normal part of their experiences.
Myth 2: No Mental Illness, No Suicide Content
Not all who die by suicide have a pre-existing mental illness. Grief and conflicts can trigger suicidal thoughts in anyone.
Myth 3: Prolonged Contemplation Before Suicide
The idea that suicide always involves long-term planning is a myth. Suicidal thinking can emerge suddenly during times of extreme stress and trauma.
Myth 4: Suicide Attempts Guarantee Future Attempts
Overcoming suicidal thoughts can lead to gratitude for life. People can emerge from the depths of despair with a renewed sense of purpose.
Myth 5: Talking About Suicide Implants Ideas
Open conversations about suicide can provide relief to those struggling. Offering support and understanding can make a significant difference.
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