If you know someone who has died by suicide, be aware that their family members or friends might see your 'post' about their loved one’s death. They are likely to be grieving and struggling with a range of intense feelings, so it’s important to be sensitive to those feelings and careful with the language you use.
If you are writing or sharing a post about someone who has died by suicide, only post what you know to be true and encourage others to do the same. You should avoid:
- Speculating about an individual’s thoughts or feelings leading up to the suicide or about why the person took their life.
- Posting or sharing information that you are unsure of or that you know is inaccurate.
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