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Suicide Attempt Survivors Answer Questions You'd Never Ask in Person


In a video released by ABC TV on Wednesday, suicide attempt survivors answer questions people have, but would never dare ask in person. The video is part of a series called, “You Can’t Ask That,” a TV show based in Australia that asks personal and sometimes hilariously blunt questions to “misunderstood, judged or marginalized” groups of people, according to ABC’s site.

In the promo video posted on Facebook, suicide attempt survivors read out loud questions from the public. The questions shine light on the general misconceptions people have about those who try to take their lives – and their answers reveal some truth, putting a face on a misunderstood issue.

The full episode aired Wednesday night on ABC TV.

How would you answer these questions asked in the video? Tell us in the comments below.

If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.

If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.