Every year about 40,000 people die by suicide, which means that thousands of families,
friendship networks, schools, workplaces and faith-based organizations are left to make sense out of such a shocking and tragic loss.
Suicide can be difficult to talk about. Stigma and shame surround the topic, which is often why someone thinking of suicide does not reach out for help. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding suicide also occurs after a suicide death. You may find that talking about it is tough, for you and for the people around you. For the fear of saying the wrong thing, people may not say anything at all.
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