The Office of Suicide Prevention with CDPHE recently updated their Youth Suicide Prevention Resources Website.
Check out their guide on How to Talk to Children and Youth
Talking to Teens about Suicide
It starts with open and honest conversations, says EDC’s Kerri Nickerson.
Many parents wonder whether they should talk about suicide with their teenagers—and if so, what they should even say. Kerri Nickerson of EDC’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center says that talking about suicide and mental health can actually help promote help-seeking and resilience among teenagers. Here, she offers parents some important, practical tips for beginning this discussion.