Group discussions about suicide prevention

Conversations Matter when holding group discussions about suicide prevention

I want to talk about the issues of suicide and the prevention of suicide in my community. What do I say? What do I do?

Suicide is a mostly preventable cause of death and an important issue for communities to engage with. It is important to ensure discussions are helpful, based on accurate information and likely to lead to people feeling more empowered.

This resource provides a basic summary of issues to consider when talking broadly about the issue of suicide and suicide prevention in a group setting.

Download the resources

You can download the resource as a fact sheet or an audio podcast by using the links below.

Fact sheet - Group discussions about suicide prevention
Podcast - Group discussions
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The Conversations Matter resources have been developed by Everymind based on a set of core principles developed through a research Framework. Information about background research and specific references used can be found HERE.