Self-harm and suicide are still very much taboo in today’s modern society, yet suicide is the number one killer of young people.  MUTU World promotes open communication and behaviour modelling strategies as a means of tackling and reducing this troubling statistic.

As adults, think about the sort of behaviour we model if we decline to discuss self-harm and suicide.

Is it just me or is it quite ironic to insist that our young people must talk about self-harm or suicide if it exists somewhere in their life (albeit their own or another’s) when their “trusted adults” are too scared to bring the topic into the open?