With all of the suicides in the media suicide has become a more talked about topic, though it still comes with many ideas that are incorrect. NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness has created a list of the 5 most common myths of suicide and have corrected them. Specifically, many people believe that talking about suicide encourages suicide, when that could not be further from the truth.
Many people experience suicidal ideation at one time or another. Please do not be discouraged by these thoughts, rather reach out to a loved one or a professional that can help you navigate the discomfort that comes with these ideations. Remember that you are worth it, you are loved, and you are strong. Most importantly, you are not alone.