Kids and Suicide: What You Should Know
Talking with our kids about suicide is one of the most important conversations we'll ever have. Learn about the myths surrounding suicide and signs to watch for so you know how to start the conversation with your child.
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5 Myths About Suicide
Test your knowledge about the myths surrounding suicide and learn the next best step when a child is showing warning signs.
Suicide Myths: Depression is a Sign of Weakness
Depression is no different than any physical illness. Here are ways to challenge the idea that depression = weakness.
How to Talk to Kids About Suicide
Talking to kids about suicide is never easy. However, whether you’re a teacher, parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister or friend, you can save a child’s life by having this important conversation.
Helping Kids Who Are Thinking About Suicide
If you learn your child has been thinking of suicide, you may feel shocked, numb, afraid or confused. You may think to yourself, “How can I help my child?” and “How do I keep my child safe?”
Suicide Myths: Correcting Mental Health Stigma
Stigma is defined as a mark of disgrace that sets a person apart. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding mental illness creates shame, distress, and reluctance to get help.
Improve Resiliency to Reduce Suicide Risk
One of the most distressing things to hear from a child is when they are experiencing suicidal thoughts or another serious mental health concern. The good news is there are ways for you to support your child and help them learn to navigate an emotional crisis.
Warning Signs of Suicide on Social Media
Social media platforms have different protocols to get help for someone. They will contact and check on the person in question once they receive a report.
Suicide Myths: Moving Beyond Misconceptions
When it comes to suicide, there’s a lot of competing information that makes it hard to tell myth from fact. But knowing the facts may allow us to take life-saving steps to help our children.
Talking to Your Kids About Depression and Suicide
Talking to your child about suicide may be the toughest conversation you ever have, but it may also be the most important.