Resources Tagged With: suicide

Talking About Teen Suicide

In this Voices of Compassion episode, we discuss the sensitive but critical topic of teen suicide.  In our conversation with CHC Doctoral Psychology Intern, Emily Raymond, we discuss key risk factors that parents, educators, and peers should be aware of, offering practical strategies for parents to create open lines of communication with their teens and recognize warning signs. Read more ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

National Institute of Mental Health: 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 ›

Warning Signs of Suicide [downloadable]

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. Learn about behaviors that may be a sign that someone is thinking about suicide. Read more ›

Can Tech Help Prevent Teen Suicide?

Last year, one-fifth of all high school students seriously considered suicide and 1 in 11 teens attempted suicide. These numbers are staggering and unacceptable. To truly make a dent in the teen mental health crisis, there needs to be an acknowledgement that technology should be an important part of the solution. Read more ›

‘The Best Tool We Have’ for Self-Harming and Suicidal Teens

Parents seeking therapy for teenagers who self-harm or suffer from anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts face an imposing thicket of treatment options and acronyms: cognitive behavioral therapy (C.B.T.), parent management training (P.M.T.), collaborative assessment and management of suicidality (CAMS), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and others. Read more ›

How Easy Access to Guns at Home Contributes to America’s Youth Suicide Problem

School shootings in the U.S. are national tragedies, and the toll they take in lives cut short and traumatized distinguishes the U.S. from other high-income countries. But there is another way that guns are killing American children, and in far greater numbers: suicide. Read more ›

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