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How can suicide prevention be accomplished?

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Dr. Robert Woods answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

One of the most dangerous myths about suicide: if you talk about suicide, a person is more likely to attempt suicide. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact quite the opposite is true: talking about suicide is the single best method of prevention. Patients are relieved of a great emotional burden when the discuss their suicidal feelings. A simple conversation can save a life!

Answered May 7, 2016

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