Not Suicide. Not Today.
The stigma surrounding suicide is so strong it can prevent people from reaching out. Family and friends are often uncomfortable and worried about saying the wrong thing. Dr. Juveria Zaheer is an emergency room psychiatrist and researcher at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She talks about how to recognize suicidal thinking and what to say to someone who may have suicidal thoughts.
CAMH.CA has educational materials about suicide, including how to recognize that someone is struggling to grieving when someone you love dies by suicide. By knowing the facts, you can help dispel the myths and taboos that lead to shame and silence.
When a family member is suicidal
When a parent dies by suicide: What kids want to know
When someone close to you dies by suicide
What suicide notes teach us about experiences with mental illness and mental health care