5 Myths About Suicide

When it comes to suicide, there’s a lot of competing information that makes it hard to tell myth from fact. But knowing the facts may allow us to take lifesaving steps to help our children.

Test your knowledge about the myths surrounding suicide and learn the next best step when a child is showing warning signs.

1) Asking your child about suicide will put ideas in his/her head.

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Support is crucial if you or a loved one is depressed or contemplating suicide. Please know that there is help. Depression is treatable and there are many effective treatment options that will meet needs. If you or your child need immediate help due to having suicidal thoughts, go to your local emergency room immediately, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or you can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting "START" to 741-741.