The stigma of suicide is encouraged because of the myths of suicide. Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., author of Myths About Suicide, discusses them on NPR here.
American Association of Suicidology President-Elect David Lester, Ph.D., discusses what’s more common in the U.S.: homicide or suicide? Homicide is certainly a lot more prominent, but the fact is that suicide is more than twice as common as homicide. So why don’t we hear more about suicide?