Suicide Myths

Psychiatrictimes.com defines suicide myths as
“Myths about suicide abound in the therapeutic setting. They often inhibit the ability of clinicians (and families) to assess the severity and magnitude of a patient’s suicide risk”.
Most commons suicide myths proclaim:
Myth 1: People who talk about suicide won’t really do it. Normally what we are talking about we have been thinking about it. Remember “death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21).
Myth 2: Anyone who tries to kill him/herself must be crazy. Every suicide is not labeled under mental illness, they could have a chemical imbalance in their brain. “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:17).
Myth 3: If a person is determined to kill him/herself, nothing is going to stop the person. Most of the time, the suicidal person just wants some deliverance from the pain (physical mental, social, financial, intellectual, and or emotional). We can become the intervention they need through prayer as week seek God on how to be or help them get the assistant they need.
“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).

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