Why don’t people tell us they are thinking of suicide?

From what those with lived experience have told me and what studies show, it goes something like this.

“I’m afraid my mom and dad will no longer be proud of me.” -15 year old male (race?)

“I’m afraid the army will find out and I’ll never get promotions. If they find out I’m seeing a counselor, it will ruin my military career. That’s why I drive 45 minutes to see a private counselor. I don’t want them to know.” -21 year old white male army recruit

“I’m afraid my wife will think I am weak.” -59 year old married white … Read more...