Kids and Suicide: What You Should Know

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children ages 10-14 (in 2020) according to the CDC. Talking with kids about suicide is one of the most important conversations you can have. Learn about how to talk to kids about suicide, the myths surrounding suicide and ways to build resiliency to protect kids.

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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.

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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.

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Talking to Kids About Their Mental Health

What do you do when you are worried about your child’s mental health? It’s a difficult subject, but the earlier we have these conversations, the better you can respond and get help. See our expert tips.

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Helping a Child Who’s Lost Someone to Suicide

Losing someone to suicide is a devastating experience. And all ages are impacted by suicide loss – including youth.

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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.

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Spotting Suicide Warning Signs in Students

As kids share about things going on in their lives with their teachers, the experts at On Our Sleeves share what teachers should listen for, look for, how to approach their students and how to help them.

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Reducing Suicide Risk in Youth of Color

Youth of color face many unique risk factors that may lead to higher rates of suicidal ideation, behavior and attempts. With unique risk factors come unique protective factors. Our expert helps you recognize them to support youth at risk.

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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?”

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