Supporting Your Teen After a Suicide
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With U.S. rates of teen suicide and suicidal ideation on the rise, how should parents respond when their teenager loses a friend or acquaintance to suicide? Pediatrician Cindy Gellner, MD, provides insight into guiding your teen through the grieving process, fostering open conversations about suicide, and determining when professional mental health assistance is required. If you or a loved one is struggling with thoughts of self-harm or suicide, you're not alone and help is available. Call or text the National Suicide and Crisis Line at 988 to connect with mental health professionals in your area.