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Are people who talk about or attempt suicide just trying to get attention?

Are people who talk about or attempt suicide just trying to get attention?

  • On March 23, 2016

People who talk about or attempt suicide need immediate attention. They are trying to call attention to their extreme emotional pain. Many believe that we should ignore these “cries for help” and “attention-seeking behaviors” because the attention will only encourage the behaviors. Suicidal individuals are trying to get attention the same way people shout if they are drowning, or are injured.