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The Biggest Misconception About Suicide | MedCircle

In this quick video, double board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Dom Sportelli uncovers one of the biggest misconceptions about suicide.

Knowing what to do when someone is in a suicide crisis can make all the difference. Especially because the signs of wanting to attempt suicide may be easy to miss: it is almost never as straightforward as “I want to die.”

If you have feelings of depression or are contemplating suicide, please contact the suicide hotline number in your country:

Suicide Hotlines:
America: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Canada: 1-866-531-2600
Australia: 13 11 14
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90
Beijing: 0800-810-1117
Hong Kong: +852 28 960 000
Japan/Tokyo: 81 (0) 3 5286 9090
Brazil: 55 11 31514109 or (91) 3223-0074
Mexico: 9453777
Germany: 0800 111 0 111
Russia: (495) 625 3101
India: 91-22-27546669
Iran: 1480
South Africa: 0800 12 13 14

Remember that you’re not alone. Your suicidal thoughts and suicidal tendencies do not define you. This is not a comprehensive list; you can seek out the crisis hotline in your country here: https://www.suicidestop.com/call_a_ho…

Disclaimer: MedCircle is not a referral service and does not recommend, endorse, discourage, screen, or approve any providers, medical procedures, products, or services; nor does MedCircle provide medical advice of any kind. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your healthcare provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about your health and treatment options. Only your healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to provide advice that is right for you.

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