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MYTHS ABOUT SUICIDE

Myth: speaking of the desire to end his life, a person simply tries to attract attention to himself.

In fact: people who talk about suicide or who commit suicide attempts experience severe heartache. They try to make other people aware of this. Never ignore the threat of suicide and do not avoid the opportunity to discuss the difficulties encountered.

Myth: A person commits suicide without warning.

In fact: studies have shown that a person gives a lot of warning signs and "keys" to unraveling his plan. Approximately 8 out of 10 who are thinking of suicide hint to others.

Myth: The suicidal tendency is inherited.

In fact: the suicidal tendency is not genetically transmitted.

Myth: suicides occur only at the upper levels of society - among politicians, writers, actors, etc.

In fact: it is known that people of all social groups commit suicide. The number of suicides at all levels of society is about the same.

Myth: All suicidal individuals suffer from mental disorders.

In fact: not all people who commit suicide are mentally ill. The person who has conceived suicide feels hopelessness and helplessness, does not see a way out of the difficulties encountered, from a painful emotional state. This does not mean that he suffers from some kind of mental disorder.

Myth: A conversation about suicide can increase a person’s desire to die.

In fact: the conversation about suicide can not be the reason for its committing. If you do not talk about this topic, it will be impossible to determine whether the danger of suicide is real. Often a frank, emotional conversation is the first step in preventing suicide.

Myth: if a person makes a suicidal attempt, then he will always be a suicidal person, and in the future it will definitely happen again.

In fact: a suicidal crisis usually is temporary, does not last a lifetime. If a person receives help (psychological and other), then he will most likely be able to solve the problems that have arisen and get rid of thoughts about suicide.

Myth: people who conceive suicide simply don’t want to live.

In fact: the overwhelming majority of people with suicidal intentions hesitate in choosing between life and death.
They rather seek to get rid of intolerable heartache, rather than really want to die.

Myth: Men try to commit suicide more often than women.

In fact: women commit suicide attempts about 3 times more often than men. However, men kill themselves about 3 times more often than women, because they choose more effective methods that leave little opportunity for their salvation.

Myth: all actions during a suicidal attempt are impulsive, ill-conceived and indicate a lack of a plan.

In fact: this is not always the case. Most trying to escape from life pre-consider their actions.

Myth: A person can commit suicide under the influence of circumstances, even in a good mood.

In fact: they do not part with life in a good mood, but the depressive state, as a rule, gives rise to thoughts about suicide.

Myth: There is no significant connection between suicide and drug addiction, substance abuse, alcoholism.

In fact: dependence on alcohol, drugs, toxic substances is a risk factor for suicide. People who are depressed often use alcohol and other substances to cope with the situation. This can lead to impulsive behavior, since all these substances distort the perception of reality and significantly reduce the ability to think critically.

Myth: suicide is rare.

In fact: in North America, suicide is among the ten leading causes of death (for children and young people, this is one of the two main causes of death). Thoughts of suicide come to almost half of the population of the United States. Suicidal attempts make 1 out of 250 people. In fact, the number of suicidal attempts may be much more, since some suicides are disguised as accidents.

Myth: If a person has already decided to die, he cannot be stopped.

In fact: the majority of people with suicidal intentions, hesitate between the desire to live and the desire to die. Seeking help from specialists tells about this ambivalence and the hope of finding another way out.
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MYTHS ABOUT SUICIDE

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    Myths about stress, suicide, violence, loss of family
  2. The work of the commander of the unit for the prevention and prevention of suicide (suicides)
    Since ancient times, suicides of military personnel inflicted damage on the combat readiness and morale of the Russian army and navy. But the problem of their prevention in Russia since the time of Peter I, and up to 1917, was attempted to be resolved by discriminatory administrative and legal measures. Peter I in the statute of the warrior of 1716 ordered: "... the body of a suicide must be dragged to the unclean place and buried, and before that weed
  3. Individualization of the preventive activities of officers to prevent suicide among military personnel
    The main directions of improving the process of pedagogical prevention of suicidal phenomena in the school are: 1. Increasing the level of preparedness of officers for social and pedagogical activity to prevent suicidal phenomena among personnel. 2. Implementation of pedagogical diagnosis and prediction of the risk of suicidal behavior of military personnel. 3
  4. Myths about psychoanalysis
    During the revival of psychoanalysis in Russia, these myths seemed natural due to the closeness of the topic in our country. Now more than 10 years have passed since psychoanalysis came out of the underground - a huge number of books on psychoanalysis were published, psychoanalysis institutions and psychoanalysis faculties appeared in many universities, the National Federation of Psychoanalysis was established, practitioners appeared
  5. Myths and psychological realities
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  6. Myths and realities of adolescence
    I’m not mistaken if I say that of all the periods of a child’s development, the most puzzling, difficult and even dangerous is adolescence. This is the very period that brings the biggest headache to parents and teachers, ordinary people and law enforcement agencies. This is the very period that gave rise to the concepts of “the problem of fathers and children” and “the conflict of generations”. Finally, this is the same age in relation to which
  7. Myths about psychologists
    A psychologist himself is like a dentist himself. It hurts, it is inconvenient and fraught with complications ... Popular wisdom Not so many years have passed, as in our country, in general, the word “psychology” and such a profession as a psychologist became widely known. At the same time, the popularity of everything connected with psychology is enormous - this is also indicated by the competition for psycho-sexes (it is fashionable to be a psychologist), and the amount of “popular”
  8. Myths and symbols as regulators of combat behavior
    Myths and symbols are important mechanisms for regulating the behavior of combatants. Myth (from the Greek. Mythos - the legend, the tale) - the story of the gods, spirits, idolized heroes and first ancestors, originated in primitive society. They are intertwined with the early elements of religion, philosophy, science and art. Myths in a figurative sense - false, non-critical, divorced from
  9. Myths about losing weight
    Every woman, secretly or obviously dreaming of losing weight, at the preparatory stage for this event is faced with, alas, all of us inherent, laziness, unwillingness to “deprive” of something. The treacherous thoughts arise by themselves: “Don't, don't lose weight, you are so beautiful! What about our favorite steaks? You have so little joy in your life, do you want to deprive us of the latter? In the end, after two months you have
  10. Myths about psychological counseling on the Internet
    (based on the article “Myths and Reality of Clinical Work on the Internet,” written by the therapists of the International Society for the Protection of Mental Health Online) The psychological counseling on the Internet is a reality. At the moment there are more than 30 sites in Russian that provide psychological help online. Of course, this is significantly less than
  11. Hypnosis Myths
    Myth 1. Some people do not succumb to hypnosis. Disclaimer: The only reason for which it is impossible to hypnotize a person is a low IQ or brain damage. However, this does not mean that any hypnotherapist can hypnotize anyone. Most flexible hypnotherapists can be effective with a large number of people. A hypnotherapist cannot do without interacting with
  12. Training myths
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  13. STRESS MYTHS
    Myth: Stress can not cause real harm to my health, because it exists only in imagination. Fact: Stress affects not only mental processes, but also physiological ones. A disease that develops as a result of stress can be a real health hazard. Examples are angina pectoris, hypertension, immunodeficiency, peptic ulcer disease, etc. Myth: From
  14. Sexual myths
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  15. MYTHS ABOUT VIOLENCE IN GENERAL
    Myth: Once offended, a person remains forever an offender, once struck, can not stop. Facts: you can always stop the power of another force or teach people the skills of non-aggressive behavior, if he wants it. Myth: People who abuse others are unlucky and cannot cope with stress and their own life problems. Facts: a state of stress early or
  16. MYTHS ABOUT FAMILY VIOLENCE
    Myth: Domestic violence is not a crime, but simply a scandal - a family business that is not customary to interfere. Facts: According to the 1996 Interior Ministry report, 80% of all crimes involving violence are committed at home. Domestic violence is a criminal offense. In many countries, lawyers and attorneys specializing in the protection of women's rights believe that domestic violence
  17. MYTHS ABOUT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
    Myth: Rape is committed suddenly, in bad areas, in dark alleys, by strangers Facts: According to statistics, a small percentage of child abuse is being done outside the home; 20% of rapists are parents, 20% are close relatives (brothers, sisters, stepmothers / stepfathers, uncles, aunts). 45% of rapists are people familiar to a child - friends at home, neighbors, tutors, helpers
  18. Symbols and myths of war
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  19. ADOPTION: MYTHS AND REALITY
    According to statistics, about half of married couples who go to a doctor for infertility eventually find their child. For the other half it is impossible for various reasons. Nevertheless, such people still have some opportunities - for example, to make a decision to live without children. Or adopt an abandoned baby ... Of course, none of us are able to accept the fateful
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