Myth: No one can stop a suicide, it is inevitable.
Fact: If People in a crisis get the help they need, they will probably never be suicidal again.
Myth: Only experts can prevent suicide.
Fact: Suicide prevention is everyone's business, and anyone can help prevent suicide.
Myth: If a suicidal youth tells a friend, the friend will access help.
Fact: Most young people do not tell an adult.
Myth: Suicidal people keep their plans to themselves.
Fact: Most suicidal people communicate their intent sometime during the week preceding their attempt.
Myth: Those who talk about suicide don't do it.
Fact: People who talk about suicide may try, or even die by suicide.
Myth: Once a person decides to complete suicide, there is nothing anyone can do to stop them.
Fact: Suicide is the most preventable kind of death, and almost any positive action may save a life.