Suicide. It’s a difficult topic to bring up. However, when a student talks about suicide, it’s important to act and seek help quickly.

Suicide means that someone ends their life on purpose. Suicide is not about wanting to die as much as it is about struggling to live. Suicide may seem like the only way to deal with difficult feelings or situations.

More information can be found in the comprehensive report Preventing suicide: a global imperative is a 2014 report by the World Health Organization.