As we celebrate today the World Suicide Prevention Day, let us revisit the common myths about suicide and reestablish the fact.

Myth: “People have to be crazy or mentally ill to consider suicide.”

Fact: Most people all over the world have thought of suicide at one time or another. But most successful suicides and failed ones are made by intelligent and normal human beings who were temporarily confused. These are people who push themselves so hard that they think they are complete failures.

Myth: “Discussing about suicide or reading about it will give persons a bad idea.”

Fact: Talking about suicide is often helpful. It provides a sense of better perspective to the person and opens a discussion about hope and the possibility of help. So, do not be afraid to talk about it. Open the topic but in a manner that will not put the person to a defensive position.

Myth: “Once somebody attempted suicide and failed, he will not do it again.”

Fact: Studies show that people often attempt suicide up to four times. So, it is not safe to assume that because a family member attempted and failed that that person will not do it again.

Myth: “If someone is seriously considering suicide, you cannot help him.”

Fact: Suicide crisis points are temporary and time-bound. These fluctuate and are often products of unclear thinking. So, every second is an opportunity to help. Most suicides can be prevented by sensitive responses to the person in crisis.

What should you do?

1. Stay focused and remain cool and calm.
2. Listen and provide emotional support for his or her
feelings.
3. Deal directly with the topic of suicide. Talk about
it.
4. Explore alternatives to the problem. Help the person
seek solutions.
5. Get assistance. Seek professional help or go call t
the police. Do whatever you have to do so that the
person will not succeed.

Author's Bio: 

Cathrine Margit Moller was born and raised in Denmark
She began her career in radio and television, and worked in that capacity until moving to Canada in 1998.

For the past twenty-six years, she has pursued a career in the healing arts at the same time, focusing on alternative health care and healing. By training under some of the leading wellness experts in the world, Cathrine keeps escalating her quest toward personal excellence, so she can offer you the best of the healing arts. This has included studies in Denmark, the U.S., Canada, and England, studying under leading experts in alternative medicine.

Her background in hypnotherapy is extensive. In 1999, she was certified Hypnotist by the 'National Guild of Hypnotists' and certified Master Hypnotist at the 'Ontario Hypnosis Centre' in 2000. Her work in hypnosis and hypnotherapy is diverse, and includes clinical use of hypnosis designed to empower her clients in areas ranging from the stresses and problems of their everyday lives, to past life regressions, and Self-Hypnosis training. She has also been certified as a hypnocoach by Dr. Lisa Halpin.
Her expertise also includes Somatic Healing, Reconnective Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), NGH, and Reiki, all of which offer powerful but simple solutions to a range of physical and emotional issues. She also offers NLP, which offers additional access to identifying self-limiting behaviors. These techniques are discussed at more length elsewhere on this site.

Her Personal Mission Statement
Cathrine sees people as incredible beings of infinite potential, whom she can empower and guide toward fulfilling on their goals and their dreams. As an Intuitive, Cathrine knows the Universe and trusts it to steer her in the right direction. Her goal is to help people, and enable them to find their full potential, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Her greatest joy is in seeing a person evolve into all they can become, on every level.

She looks for the miracles in everyday life, and uses them to connect strongly to the forces that enable her to tap into the forces that have shaped a person’s life. As an intuitive, she uses her abilities to uncover the old and unproductive patterns that keep people “stuck,” working with them to purge the unproductive patterns that entrap them.

Cathrine’s own life has had personal challenges that have informed and transformed her, the most significant being when she was diagnosed with apparent MS. Rather than regarding this as a limitation, she has embraced it and used for personal transformation. Working with it in her personal practice, she has not only brought herself back to good health, but has used it to inform and illuminate her life’s path