Resources For Talking About Suicide With Kids

“You’d rather have your children know that you are a person that they can talk to about tragedies, rather than a person who hides from them.”

-Dr Polly Dunn

For basic family conversations about suicide:

How To Talk With Your Child About Suicide (from Bark Blog): A simple outline to help know how much information is enough for kids and youth.

How To Talk To Kids About Suicide (from Age-specific tips on how to navigate the topic.

For suicide prevention or crisis situations:

24/7 Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR Text TALK TO 741-741 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network

30 Things Parents Can Do To Prevent Suicide: Advice on what to watch for in teens and how to respond to warning signs.