Talk to Your Child
We encourage you to talk to your child about the suicide prevention education they are receiving in school. Through this program, we are teaching students to reach out to trusted adults if they are worried about themselves or a friend. While some students will reach out to school staff, many will reach out to their own parents with concerns.
Talking about these issues can be tough for families. In our society, mental health isn’t discussed openly like physical health. Feelings of depression are often hidden because youth are confused, embarrassed or ashamed and this secrecy can have dire consequences. You can help protect your child and their friends by starting a conversation about mental health.
If you need help or are concerned about a loved one, confidential resources are available 24/7.