Changing the conversation about mental health is hard!
Your plans to hold a suicide prevention or mental health event on campus or at a workplace, for example, may be disturbing to some people or make them uncomfortable. No doubt about it, talking about mental illness and suicide can be difficult, but it’s also necessary to reducing the stigma that prevents many from seeking help if they need it.
In recognition of Suicide Prevention Week, we asked three of Active Minds’ most accomplished student chapter leaders how they would respond to the following common misbeliefs about suicide. As always, we were blown away by their thoughtful and empathetic words and approach.