This particular topic is to raise awareness about suicide and its prevalence among youth. During this pandemic, despite of the stay-at-home order in place, suicide rates have increased. Listed below are the common myths about suicide rebutted by facts.
Myth #1 Talking about suicide will lead to and encourage suicide
Fact: Talking about suicide reduces the stigma attached to the topic and increases the chance for the individual to receive help.
Myth #2 Suicide attempts or deaths happen without warning
Fact: Survivors of a suicide often say that the intention was hidden from them. It is more likely that the intention was just not recognized
Myth #3 Once a person has intent on suicide, there is no way of stopping them
Fact: Suicides can be prevented
Myth #4 People who threaten suicide are just seeking attention
Fact: All suicide attempts must be treated as though the person has the intent to die. The attention they get may well save their lives.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education.