Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dragging suicide from the shadows

Don't ask, don't tell.

That's how it has always been with suicides.

It stems from discomfort and out the fear that talking about suicide will drive copycats to harm themselves.

But some groups say that keeping quiet and ignoring the despair kills more people than the silence saves.

"There are many people who have thoughts of suicide, but don't act on it because they get the support that they need. And we could be saving a lot more lives if we were all working together and talking publicly about it," Tim Wall of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) recently told the Sun.

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