We need to talk about how we talk about suicide

When I first read this opinion piece on the Dallas Morning News by Sharon Grigsby, as a mental health professional, I was angry. It lacked empathy, was unprofessional, and unethical. Here is a professional journalist — the Deputy editorial page editor and writer for the DMN since 1980 according to her bio page – completely missing the mark in a most basic and dangerous way. Like I said, I was angry at first but the more I thought about it the more it shows that when it comes to mental health awareness in this country, we are not doing enough to advance our cause.
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