Facts and Myths The springtime months have the highest reported suicide rates. Discussing suicide with someone will put the idea in their head. People who talk, or express (through art, writing, poetry, music, etc) about suicide do not mean to do it. Men die by suicide more than women. Sudden improvement after a suicidal crisis means the risk is over. Suicidal people clearly want to die. LGBTQ2S+ youth are far more likely to attempt suicide than the general population of youth. Only professionals can help someone in an emotional crisis. Suicide only affects people with a mental illness. People who die by suicide are selfish and are taking the easy way out.