When & How Do I Talk to my Child About the topic of Suicide?

After speaking in public schools on this topic I am often asked by students and parents a number of  questions I don't have time to address in my presentation.  I thought I would offer brief answers to one of those questions here in 2 parts: When and How Should I Talk to my Child About … Continue reading When & How Do I Talk to my Child About the topic of Suicide?

What to Say to a Person Considering Suicide

Here's the scenario... You have good reason to believe (or, at least, strongly suspect) a friend or loved one is considering taking their own life. First of all, should you say anything?  YES.  Always err on the side of caution.  If you're wrong, you've lost nothing.  But, if you're right - you've just might have … Continue reading What to Say to a Person Considering Suicide

Wall Street Journal: How to Spot Teen Depression

This article from the Wall Street Journal appeared in their May 5, 2018, edition.  For your convenience, the entire article is included here.  Depression is the number one mental condition associated with suicide.  nw How to Spot Teenage Depression New guidelines focus on helping better identify teens who may be struggling with depression, as rates … Continue reading Wall Street Journal: How to Spot Teen Depression

Wall Street Journal: Increase in Teen Suicidal Behavior

The Wall Street Journal article below appeared in their May 18, 2018, edition.  I have included the article in its entirety here for your convenience.  nw LIFE Youth Suicidal Behavior Is on the Rise, Especially Among Girls Suicide was the second-leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year-olds in 2016, up from third place in … Continue reading Wall Street Journal: Increase in Teen Suicidal Behavior