Lethal Words

www.SuicideAwarenessAndPreventionCouncil.org

Thanks to Crisis Text Line's triage algorithm, we learned that many words are more likely to lead to high-risk conversations than “suicide.”

Before looking on the Internet, rank these 24 words and numbers in accordance to the likelihood that the conversation will end in an active rescue, "most revealing" at the top to "least revealing" at the bottom.

 800mg
excedrin
lbuprofens
acetaminophen
11:11
kill myself
syringe
antifreeze
tablets
revolver
electrocution
noose
railroad
night stand
bridge
midnight
bathtub
"safe"
rum
looney
cop
die
train
vampire

All more telling than actually using the word "suicide".

The emoji pill is 4.4 times more likely and the crying face emoji
is 1.6 times more likely to end in a life-threatening situation.

AFTER doing your ranking, click on https://seahorse-chicken-5np9.squarespace.com/lethal-words to see a word cloud that ranks the most lethal words by size - the larger, the more lethal.

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