Sometimes, some people who are serious about suicide DO tell someone they trust. I can tell you this from personal experience. I was an older teenager and was contemplating suicide and I reached out for help. It was not to gain attention. I felt suicide was the only way I could get out and be set free. I didn't necessarily want to die, but rather I was completely overwhelmed that I felt that it was my only other option.People who reach out to someone about suicide are more likely to overcome severe depression, because for them, it took a lot of courage to get up the nerve to talk to someone about it. Granted, yes, some do it just for attention but very rarely. There is a misconception about suicide. People say it is just for attention, and some may be, but usually, it is because that person has gone over it and over it in their head and finally got up the nerve to talk to someone about it. If the person they decided to trust literally with their life shuts them out as just merely attention seeking, then they are less likely to reach out to someone who can truly help them overcome their inward battles, like a psychologist.
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