What Families Should Know About Suicide
Many families are growing more concerned about suicide, especially among young people. Yet, suicide is often preventable when family members, friends, and communities learn how to recognize warning signs and connect those who are struggling with help.
What should families know about suicide? Watch the video above for more on:
- Suicidal Thinking: What You Need to Know
- Causes of Suicide
- Risk Factors for Suicide
- Family and Community Roles in Suicide Prevention
And keep reading here for a more in depth article.
In support of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the MassGeneral Hospital for Children‘s mission to provide outstanding, developmentally appropriate care for infants, children, and adolescents within the context of their family and community, our Clay Center mental health clinicians produced this video to help parents and other caregivers understand what they should know about suicide, and suicide prevention.
Please read, watch, and listen to additional resources about suicide and suicide prevention on our website.
If you think your child is thinking about suicide, take them seriously, stay with them, help them remove lethal means, and:
- Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 988 | National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Text “TALK” to 741741 | Crisis Text Line
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