Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Resources for Talking to Young People About Mental Health and Suicide

As a parent or caregiver, you play a pivotal role in your teen’s life—not just in providing care and support but also in guiding them through difficult conversations and emotional challenges. Talking about suicide openly and compassionately can help break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues, encouraging teens to share their feelings and seek help when they need it. Read more ›

Is My Teenager Depressed or Moody?

Moodiness is the norm for teenagers… right? Here are some questions to ask yourself about your teen’s mood changes. Read more ›

DBT: Acceptance and Change

Studies indicate that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is “the best tool we have” for self-harming and suicidal adolescents. So what is it and why is it so effective? DBT teaches important social-emotional and resilience skills for life enhancement. Read more ›

Young Adults: It’s Okay to Ask for Help [video] [downloadable]

Entering adulthood can be an emotional time, but sometimes the ups and downs can mean something more. Millions of young adults are living with a mental or substance use disorder and many either do not realize they have one or are not paying attention to the signs and not seeking help.  Read more ›

Teen Girls Report Record Levels of Sadness, CDC Finds

Nearly three in five teenage girls felt persistent sadness in 2021, double the rate of boys, and one in three girls seriously considered attempting suicide, according to data released on February 13, 2023, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more ›

New 988 Mental Health Crisis Line Is Reaching More Americans in Distress

The new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is already reaching more Americans in distress – and connecting them to help faster — than the old 10-digit suicide prevention line it replaced July 16. Read more ›

Suicide Prevention

In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we continue our coverage of this complex topic in our Voices of Compassion podcast series with a brand new episode. Read more ›

12 Things Parents Can Do to Help Prevent Suicide

As children grow into pre-teens and teenagers, it becomes more challenging for parents to know what they are thinking and feeling. When do the normal ups and downs of adolescence become something to worry about? Read more ›

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Read more ›

Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain [downloadable]

Suicide is a major public health concern and a leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide affects people of all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it can be preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Read more ›

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