Definition Petition Donation
Help us change the definition of suicide. By donating a dollar here, or signing your name on our definition petition on Change.org, you will be helping us change the language surrounding death by suicide.
We believe it’s important to talk about WHY someone died rather than HOW someone died by suicide. And those reasons revolve around an illness or pain so deep that the person sees no other way to manage. We need to focus on the mental illness or pain leading to the death – the causes and symptoms – rather than the act itself. This will increase understanding and reduce the stigma attached to suicide and mental illness and, in turn, will save lives. A simple change in language can impact those struggling with mental illness, their loved ones, and survivors of suicide loss.
Thank you for your support!