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Myth or Fact

Myth: If people in a crisis get the help they need, they will probably never be suicidal again.

Myth: Asking someone directly about suicidal intent lowers anxiety and opens up communication and lowers the risk of an impulsive act.

Myth: Suicide prevention is everybody’s business, and anyone can help prevent the tragedy of suicide.

Fact: Most suicidal people communicate their intent sometime during the week preceding  their attempt.

Myth: People who talk about suicide may try or even complete an act of self-destruction.

Fact:  Suicide is the most preventable kind of death and almost any positive action may save a life.