Until not long ago, experts recommended not to talk about suicide to avoid the “contagion effect”. This was a taboo topic in media . However, this has changed and now the recommendation is to talk about suicide in an adequate manner. Suicide is a major problem that should not be silenced. Regarding the matter of suicide, there are many myths that we should erradicate.
We want to rescue this interview to Carmen Montón, by “Espejo Público” a Spanish Television show. Carmen is one of our main characters and she was a Former Health Minister in Spain. As well as that, she and her team, put in place the first Autonomical Suicide Prevention Plan when she was the Head of the Valencian Community Ministry of Health. In this interview, Carmen, refutes some of the false myths about suicide that we must eliminate.