Suicide arguably remains one of the last taboos. The stigma and myths attached to suicide - and mental illness more generally - can prevent people from telling others about how they feel and seeking help. World Suicide Prevention Day, held every year on the 10th of September, promotes a worldwide commitment to the prevention of suicides and the reduction of stigma. Valdeep Gill discusses our Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Study and related findings on people's experiences of suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide.
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APMS, Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, suicide, stigma, taboos