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When talking to a suicidal person
If the person says things like, “I’m so depressed, I can’t go on,” ask the question: “Are you having thoughts of suicide?” You are not putting ideas in their head, you are showing that you are concerned, that you take them seriously, and that it’s OK for them to share their pain with you.
Argue with the suicidal person. Avoid saying things like: “You have so much to live for,” “Your suicide will hurt your family,” or “Look on the bright side.”
Stigma and Suicide
by Kevin Caruso
If you had a broken leg, you would go to a hospital immediately. There would be no hesitation, and no consideration about what others would “think.” And after you left the hospital, you would not hide out in your house because you would be afraid of being discriminated against because of your “condition.” You would just go on with your life. No big deal. A broken leg. A cast. And in a few months, a healed bone.