Poster aims to destigmatize discussions of suicide

The People Matter, Words Matter poster offers examples of language to use or avoid when discussing suicide and suicidal ideation. The poster’s creators aim to destigmatize the discussion of suicide not only in face-to-face encounters with patients, but also in behind-closed-doors conversations with colleagues, and promote interactions that lead people toward treatment. The poster can be downloaded, shared and hung in clinical and other care settings. It is available as part of the American Hospital Association’s suicide prevention efforts.