Charity Matters has been advised by the mental health charity MIND (Stockport) that our use of the phrase “committed suicide” in our recent piece “NEW SUICIDE CHARITY” was likely to increase the stigma already around the act and result in less people with suicidal thoughts wanting to talk about them.

Information and Communications Worker Marcus Raymond has suggested we, and other journalists mitigate this by calling it “ending their life” or “taking their own life”.

Your editor has an open mind on this one. What do readers think?

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