Understanding Suicide

Suicide awareness and prevention is about understanding suicide and talking about it.

Suicide is complex. Many things contribute to someone’s decision to end their life.

For instance, not all who die by suicide have been diagnosed with a mental illness and not everyone with a mental illness attempts suicide. 

People who consider suicide are often in intense psychological pain.  A person might feel hopeless, helpless and unable to see a hopeful path out of that pain. Many people do not want to die - they don't want to live the life they have. 

Below are some resources to better understand suicide.

Myths Prevention & Protective Factors Risk Factors & Warning Signs Suicide Loss