Suicide Prevention and Self-Harm


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Suicide Prevention and Self-Harm

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Suicide myths and facts

While the concept of suicide can understandably make us feel uncomfortable, talking about it can help break the stigma for those affected by it. Indeed, if someone in your life isn’t coping, reaching out to them could help them manage life better.

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How can I help someone who self-harms?

What is self-harm? Why do some people engage in this behaviour? And if someone you know engages in self-harming behaviour, what can you do about it?

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How can I talk about suicide?

Many people understandably find it very difficult to talk with someone about suicide. If you choose the right person, talking with them about how you are feeling will usually help.

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What is a suicide safety plan?

A suicide safety plan can help if you find yourself thinking suicidal thoughts. It can help you better manage these feelings and assist you with getting the right support.

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How to recognise and respond to suicide warning signs

Someone who is thinking about suicide will usually give some clues – also known as suicide warning signs – to those around them to show they are troubled. Suicide prevention starts with recognising these suicide warning signs and treating them seriously.

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What can I do if I am feeling suicidal?

Suicidal thoughts can be a response to feeling as if your life is out of your control or that it will never get better. You might also think that your family and friends would be better off without you. Although you might feel painfully alone right now, it is important for you to know that other people have felt like ending their lives too.

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