Tuesday 25 September 2018

What to do if your child might be thinking about suicide

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David Coleman

David Coleman

Discovering your child or teenager may be contemplating suicide is a shocking experience. If that discovery comes about because they choose to tell you, then they are taking a very brave first step to dealing with the distressing nature of their thoughts and feelings.

If the discovery occurs because someone else in their social circle, or their school, or your extended family tells you, then they may be upset when they find out that you know.

However, this knowledge is a crucial first step to being able to help and support your son or daughter. So, no matter the way that you discover, be glad that you now have an opportunity to help.

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