Youth and suicide

In children especially, suicide attempts are often an impulsive response to depression or disappointment. Because of the finality of death is a difficult concept for children under age twelve, help your child to realize that death is permanent. If he is talking about suicide, suggest putting off such a long-term permanent decision about life and trying some alternative solutions.

  • pg. 84, When Someone You Love Is Depressed – Laura Rosen & Xavier Amador, ISBN 978-0-684-83407-8
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