While discussing suicide can feel intimidating, it is an extremely important topic that bears talking about- especially with our children. Fortunately, there are numerous organizations that offer resources we can use to facilitate conversation and provide support for those who need it.
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Making sure your children feel comfortable talking to an adult about their mental health is a protective factor. Here are some tips:
If you have concerns that your child is contemplating suicide, there are several things you should do.
If you or someone you know is dealing with suicidal thoughts, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.