Articles containing: suicide

What Do I Do If My Child Is Bullied?

Este artículo está disponible en español.

Here’s a weird fact.

Until about six or seven years ago, the term “bullying” was pretty much absent from everyday use.

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.

Using the Power of Narrative to #StopSuicide

Increasing public awareness of suicide is not an easy task. To truly grapple with the issue, we have to face some difficult and painful feelings. For these reasons, when we at the Clay Center collaborated to tell the true story of a young sophomore at Harvard named Luke, who tragically took his own life, we decided to turn to film.

When Teens Talk of Suicide: What You Need to Know

Download or print our PDF on Suicide Prevention

Suicide can be a scary topic to think or talk about. Yet, suicide is often preventable when family members, friends, and entire communities know what signs to look for in a young person, when to worry, and what to do upon any concerns.

Why Can’t We Budge The Tide Of Teen Depression?

You can also listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, SoundCloud, and most podcast apps – just search for “Shrinking It Down.”

When I was a teenager, one of my buddies called me out for my rejection of tobacco.

The College Mental Health Crisis: A Call for Cultural Change – Part 1

This is the first blog post in a two-part series on college mental health in the United States. The focus of this first post is college student suicide prevention. The second post focuses on general college mental health.

Talking With Children About Suicide and Loss


Suicide is an unfortunate and unavoidable reality in the lives of children and youth. Whether it occurs with a family member, a schoolmate or peer, in the community, or in the media, the topic of suicide feels complicated and difficult to discuss with children.

Spring Suicide: An (Un)Likely Combination?

Tune in to a conversation about springtime and psychiatric disorders – listen below or search for “Shrinking It Down” wherever you stream.

Este artículo está disponible en español.

The Red Herring Of Guns And Mental Illness

Almost by definition, writing about pediatric mental health can be controversial. People don’t always agree on treatments, causes, or even whether children can actually suffer from mental illnesses. We know that from some of the responses we’ve received on other posts.

My Child Is Deliberately Cutting. What Do I Do?

Learning that your child has been engaging in self-harm can be really scary and alarming as a parent or guardian. We answer a parent’s question, below.

Hear a detailed conversation about underlying causes and how to respond to self-harm in a child below, or find “Shrinking It Down” wherever you stream.