Myth: Someone who is suicidal is determined to die.
On the contrary, suicidal people are often ambivalent about living or dying. Someone may act impulsively by drinking alcohol and taking pills, for instance, and die a few days later, even though they would have liked to live on. When people are suicidal, they are often not thinking straight, and need help to have a bigger perspective on things. Access to emotional support at the right time can prevent suicide.