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Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland's Say the 'S' Word Campaign

aoife The Say the 'S' Word Campaign focuses on the reluctance of many adults, and some young people, to discuss suicide or even mentioned the dreaded 'S' word. 

It is vital to realise that TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE DOESN'T MAKE IT HAPPEN!

So we have commissioned a comic strip to stimulate discussion and engage adults and young people in being open to talking about 'S'uicide.

Young people need to know and understand that they can turn to their parents or other trusted adult in their life and talk about the issues facing them without fear of rejection or reluctance to discuss a particular subject.  Often this process can begin by taking a simple step like saying the 'S' word: Suicide.

© Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland & Greg Fox 2012. E&OE

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Follow the Four Steps to Help Programme

It's as easy as 1-2-3-4 to follow the Four Steps to Help Programme

1-web WATCHING Be aware of the Suicide Warning Signs
2-web SHOWING Show you care, be an active listener.
3-web ASKING Ask direct questions in a caring way.
4-web HELPING Go that extra step, give or seek help.

The Say the 'S' Word Campaign focuses on the reluctance of many adults, and some young people, to discuss suicide or even mentioned the dreaded 'S' word. 

There are so many taboos around suicide and talking about suicide that it is very confusing for young people who may need to discuss this very issue with their friends, family or another adult. 

Many young people tell us that when they have tried to talk about suicide they are met with various comments:

"We can't speak ill of the dead."

"I don't want that [suicide] brought to our door."

"If we say that word [suicide] it will happen"

"We'll just be putting ideas in your head"

It is vital to realise that TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE DOESN'T MAKE IT HAPPEN!

So we have commissioned a comic strip to stimulate discussion and engage adults and young people in being more open to talking about issues such as suicide.

Young people need to know and understand that they can turn to their parents or other trusted adult in their life and talk about the issues facing them without fear of rejection or reluctance to discuss a particular subject.  Often this process can begin by just taking a simple step like saying the 'S' word: Suicide.

Say the S Word

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The Say the 'S' Word Campign
Say the 'S' Word is a campaign concept developed by Chariad Charity Consultants on behalf of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland.
 
COPYRIGHT
All Rights Reserved. © Copyright Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland 2012.  Comic Strip © Copyright Greg Fox 2012. All Rights Resereved. Unauthorised copying, reproduction or distribution are strictly prohibited.
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
We would like to acknowledge the help and support of Youth Suicide Prevention Program in Washington State, USA for allowing us to use materials from their website. All Copyrights are acknowledged.

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