Do you think it is dangerous to bring up the subject of suicide with someone who might be at risk?

Talking about suicide might put the idea in their head – this is one of the greatest myths of all time, in fact the opposite is true. Talking about suicide openly and directly has been shown to be the most effective step to take to start reducing suicide in our community. Openly talking about suicide shows your genuine concern for the person and allows them to express their thoughts without fear of stigma, shame or guilt. Talking freely can release some of those harmful thoughts and take the power out of those thoughts that had previously had a real grip on the person at risk.

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