Dispelling the myths about suicide
One of the most significant ways to prevent suicide and create awareness is to bring facts. Along with the stigma, there are also a lot of myths. One of the biggest myths is believing that talking about suicide will encourage it. In reality, the opposite is true.
Opening up a conversation about suicide allows a person to share their story and ultimately get the help they need. It’s important to talk about it, to raise awareness, and stop the stigma.
Another myth about suicide is that nothing can be done to prevent it once someone has decided to end their life. If a person can get help managing those suicidal thoughts, the suicidal ideation will dissipate in time. Those thoughts come more often for some people who suffer from severe depression, which is why it’s essential to be proactive about seeking treatment to maintain psychological health.