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Stigmas

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There are many stigmas associated with the suicidal continuum, mental illness, and depression. Here are some of the stigmas that may be associated with the suicidal continuum, mental illness and depression:

  • Suicidal ideation is something to be ashamed of
  • Mental illness makes you weak
  • Suicide is a disgrace

There should be no disgrace in seeking help when in crisis and individuals should not hesitate to reach out to resources when in need. If you need help it is pertinent that you get it immediately. If you or someone you know is in danger call emergency services or go to the nearest hospital.