Food for Thought
There is no clear cut right or wrong to the language you use when talking about suicide however we would invite you to consider the following based on feedback provided by people who have experienced suicide attempts.
|Instead of Using||Interpretation||Consider|
|Completed Suicide||“Does this mean that by still being alive I’m incomplete”||
|Failed attempt||“I’m a failure. I can’t even kill myself right”||
|Unsuccessful attempt||“If I died, I’d be a success”“Surviving means I’m unsuccessful”||
|Committed suicide||“I feel like a criminal”“I’m a criminal if I die by suicide”||