Understanding Suicide

What is Suicide ?

A suicide is a death by a self-inflicted injury under circumstances where the individual intended or should have reasonable expected that the injury would result in their death.

The key to understanding, and preventing, suicide, is to understand the warning signs, risk and protective factors, and what you can do to help someone experiencing suicidal crisis.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Research shows the opposite of this: acknowledging and talking about suicide might actually reduce suicidal ideation.