Suicide is Never the Answer

Suicide has often been described as a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Many people who consider or attempt suicide don’t want to die — what they want is to put an end to their painful situation. Suicide Is Never the Answer provides advice concerning what to say and do if you know a young person who is considering suicide. It enables a teacher to prompt a discussion around the issue of suicide and is a good way of bringing the subject out into the open in a non-judgemental way. It provides valuable information to help you:

  • Understand the reasons behind suicidal feelings
  • Recognise the warning signs of a potential suicide
  • Be aware of the myths surrounding suicide
  • Respond to suicidal behaviour and prevent a suicide

Suicide is a terrible waste of a valuable life, and it is up to us to do what we can to prevent this human tragedy.

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