Preventing Suicides: Supporting the Teens in Your Life

September 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Preventing Suicides: Supporting the Teens in Your Life @ online

If you talk about suicide, will your teen be more likely to attempt to take their life? Research shows that talking about suicide actually reduces the likelihood that the person will make an attempt.

With suicide as the third-leading cause of death among youth age 15 to 24, suicide prevention is a topic that parents and guardians of teens can’t ignore. Although it may feel overwhelming, when you have knowledge and resources, you can play an essential role in preventing teen suicides.

Dr. Kiara Alvarez will share how parents and caring adults can identify warning signs of mental health crisis and suicide, communicate with teens about suicide prevention, and encourage teens to seek help.

If you or someone you know is suicidal, seek immediate help. Call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988. Find more resources for getting help here.

This program is intended for parents, caregivers, family members, youth workers, and caring adults interested in learning about teen mental health, how to respond to a crisis, and suicide prevention.