The words to say – and not to say – about suicide

This article has good information, particularly for those who may be dealing with youth who are suicidal or having suicidal ideations.

(CNN) With two high-profile deaths by suicide this week and a new government report released detailing a rise in suicide rates in the United States, a topic that’s often avoided, judged or only whispered about is now on the tips of people’s tongues.

What we say or don’t say, and how we say it, makes a difference, according to experts. Our words matter to those struggling with thoughts of ending their own lives and to those reeling from loss owing to suicide. And in a world where silence or insensitivity often makes matters worse, it’s time to talk about our language.

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