Bust The Myths

Looking for more information on how to talk about suicide, mental health or mental illness with youth? Check out these videos as experts, parents and youth share their perspectives and bust the most common myths that exist today around this issue.

MYTH:  Talking about suicide may give them the idea

MYTH: Talking about suicide may give them the idea

Find out why it is important to talk about suicide and mental health. Get some tips on how to support youth and have an effective conversation.

MYTH:  Most deaths by suicide occur with little or no warning

MYTH: Most deaths by suicide occur with little or no warning

Learn about the warning signs shown by a youth who may be facing mental health issues and having suicidal thoughts. Get tips and resources on accessing and providing help and support.

Myth:  My youth doesn’t want to talk to me about suicide or mental health

Myth: My youth doesn’t want to talk to me about suicide or mental health

Better understand why a youth might be hesitant to talk about suicide or mental health. Find out why reaching out is important and get tips on getting the conversation started.

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