Disclosing suicidal ideation or sharing one’s thoughts of suicide with another person is crucial to seeking help and preventing suicide. We are interested in understanding more about the experience of disclosure through online interviews. Findings will be used to help develop an instrument measuring how people respond to disclosures of suicidal thoughts. We hope to better understand helpful and unhelpful responses in order to help educate people and improve future reactions to disclosure. We anticipate that this could assist in encouraging more open discussion around suicidal thoughts and the perceived helpfulness of sharing them with others.
We are looking for individuals who have experienced disclosing their suicidal thoughts to another person for interviews lasting around one hour.