Talking to Your Child About Suicide

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/talking-child-suicide/

Suicide among young people is a growing epidemic across the U.S. In fact, it’s now the second leading cause of death for ages 10 to 18. Knowing how to talk to kids about suicide can help them understand depression as a disease, put words to their feelings, and be able to recognize warning signs with their classmates. If your child doesn’t personally experience suicidal ideation, it’s likely that one of their classmates will. So, giving your child the tools to have these conversations with their peers and know when to seek help can help save a life. The way you…