Myths About Suicide
Myth: Talking about suicide can put the idea in someone’s head.
Fact: You will never put the idea in someone’s head. Asking is often the first step to helping.
Myth: Talking about suicide is a cry for attention.
Fact: 90% of people who contemplate suicide have a diagnosable mental health condition.
Myths that Hurt Pups
Myth: There is a right way to be a pup.
Myth: Pups are just boys who don’t want responsibility.
Myth: If you don’t have a pack or an Alpha, or a Sir you aren’t a real pup.
Fact: There are many ways to be a pup, so find the one that fits you best. Life is not a series of check boxes.
Fact: When we compare ourselves to others we often come up short, but we are individuals and wonderful in our own way.
Support and Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone# (800) 273-8255
Crisis Text Line
Phone# TEXT “GO” TO 741-741
The Trevor Project
Phone# (866) 488-7386
RAINN: Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network
Phone# (800) 656-4673
The Aliveness Project
Phone# (612) 824-5433
The above information and links are only a few of the support, counseling, and resource options out there. Please call 911 for emergencies.