Suicide

School Memorials

School Memorials: Should We? How Should We?

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Youth Suicide Fact Sheet

Suicide ranks as the third leading cause of death for young people (behind accidents and homicide). For those between ages 15-19, suicide is the second leading cause of death. For children

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Suicide: Fact vs Fiction

Fiction FACT If people talk about killing themselves, they will not really do it. Talking

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For Ages 12 and up: When Loss is a Result of Suicide

Losing someone because he or she committed suicide is also very hard to deal with. When this happens people feel very sad. It is hard to understand

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Talking to Children after a Loved One has Died by Suicide

Reprinted from Surviving Suicide, V19 N3, Fall 2007 American Association of Suicidology

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How to Answer Questions Teens Ask About Suicide

QuestionWhat if my friend refuses to talk with someone and says if I tell anyone he’s thinking of suicide, he’ll kill himself for sure?

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For Parents

Youth Suicide Fact Sheet Suicide ranks as the third leading cause of death for young people (behind accidents and homicide). For those

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Clues of Potential Suicide

Sudden changes in behavior Drinking and/or taking drugs Decline in school performance Inability to concentrate

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What to Say and What NOT to Say to a Suicidal Child or Teen

What to say to a suicidal child or teen: “I didn't know how serious things had gotten. Let’s talk about it.”

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