What is it about?

Suicide is on the rise to an unprecedented extent, especially in some contexts. However, prevention is very complex and peer support is the first step to mitigate the risks of severe depression and suicide attempts. This paper analyses how family and friends of those at risk of taking away their lives can be empowered and how talking can be life-saving.

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Why is it important?

It matters because suicide and depression can be tricky and subtle enemies and understanding strategies that can teach people how to recognize alarming signs in their dear ones and how to act can be life-saving,


I hope that this paper may help reducing social stigma around suicide.

Maria Grazia Sindoni
University of Messina

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This page is a summary of: ‘#YouCanTalk’: A multimodal discourse analysis of suicide prevention and peer support in the Australian BeyondBlue platform, Discourse & Communication, December 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/1750481319890386.
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