Parent Handout: When a Child's Friend Attempts Suicide

Provided by the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, this printable handout provides parents with information on how to talk to their kids when a friend or classmate has attempted or committed suicide. It includes suggestions for how to approach the subject with empathy and understanding, and provides a detailed 6-step walkthrough of how parents can answer the different questions kids might pose when faced with this scenario.
Updated on: September 10, 2018
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The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, Inc.

Provided in partnership with The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide. The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs.
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