“The most important thing in communications is to hear what isn’t being said” – Peter Drucker
Let’s be honest, suicide is something that almost everyone thinks about at some point in their lives but only a few of us feel comfortable talking about. Yet talking about suicide–its causes, prevalence and risk factors as well as what people in crisis are experiencing–provides us with the best opportunity we have to prevent it and many of the other problems that are tied to this behavior. People experience suicidal feelings for countless reasons, some of them understandable, others very difficult to comprehend. But for the person in crisis, the thoughts and feelings they are experiencing tied to their depression are very real and can seem perfectly logical.