Not talking about suicide does more harm: Prevention groups

More than six in 10 Singaporeans believe that talking about suicide may plant the idea in someone's head, a recent nationwide survey has found. The SMU survey also found that despite the bulk of its 2,960 respondents believing that suicide can be prevented, more than 60 per cent would not help someone with suicidal thoughts over concerns that include the fear of making them worse and not knowing how to help to begin with. The findings of the survey, which was conducted in January and February 2022, were put up online on May 9. SMU Principal Lecturer of Statistics Rosie Ching shares why she embarked on the nationwide study.

The Straits Times