Information on suicide


Many of these types of comments come from stigmatizing beliefs around suicide and we can all do our bit to help educate others on how hurtful and judgemental these kinds of comments truly are. Whether for those bereaved by suicide already deep in grief, or for attempt survivors who thankfully remain alive and also those struggling with suicidal thoughts – it is hurtful not helpful.
Getting correct information on suicide is essential. Knowing the signs, what to do, what NOT to do – truly make a difference!
Please read these 4 resources to help get better informed on suicide:
1. Helpguide.org – “How to Help Someone who is Suicidal”: http://www.helpguide.org/…/suicide-prevention-helping-someo…
2. (WARNING: There is nothing graphic included but describes the decline toward suicide which may be triggering for some)
The Suicidal Trance – Alliance of Hope by Richard Heckler http://www.allianceofhope.org/…/richard-heckler-on-the-suic…. You can get an e-book of Waking Up, Alive the book which this excerpt was taken from on their FB page.
3. Suicide.org “Suicide is NOT a Selfish Act – It is an Act of Desperation by Someone in Intense Pain” http://www.suicide.org/suicide-is-not-a-selfish-act.html
4. Speaking of Suicide – 10 Things Not to Say to a Suicidal Person http://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2015/03/03/what-not-to-say/
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* Always take any direct threat of suicide or a suicidal content comment seriously. *
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS SUICIDAL – CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE LINKS IMMEDIATELY
CANADA – http://suicideprevention.ca/thinking-…/find-a-crisis-centre/ – select province/territory
U.S. – NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-8255 (www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org)
WORLDWIDE – http://www.befrienders.org – enter country in search box at top of page
ONLINE SUPPORT: http://www.unsuicide.wikispaces.com/Online+Suicide+Help

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