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Table 6 Significant relationships between belief in suicide prevention ‘myths’ and helping intentions and behaviors (↓ = negative association, ↑ positive association)

From: Belief in suicide prevention myths and its effect on helping: a nationally representative survey of Australian adults

 Talk and listenProfessional helpRisk assessmentNon-recommended behaviors
MythIntentionBehaviorIntentionBehaviorIntentionBehaviorIntentionBehavior
Asking about suicide might start them thinking about it     
Risk of making the situation worse if I try to help      
Suicide happens without warning      
Suicide occurs without any sign      
If wants to kill themselves, we should not interfere     
Once a person has made up mind, no one can stop him/her       
People who make suicidal threats rarely kill themselves