How to deal with a suicidal teen?
Teen suicide is one of the most common ways children are being killed. There has been several cases where children have even committed suicide via social media live and with movies like 13 Reasons Why; a tragedy where a young woman takes her own life because of overwhelming hopelessness and frustration with family, friends and community. Teen suicide is becoming more of a trend lately.
Learning more about what might lead a teen to commit suicide may help prevent future tragedies, it’s always a good idea to stay and be informed to help a troubled teen.
Signs of teens who are thinking about suicide might:
- Talk about suicide or death
- Give hints that they might not be around any longer
- Talk about feeling hopeless or feeling guilty
- Pull away from family and friends
- Write letters, songs, or poems about death, separation and loss
- Lose the desire to take part in favorite things or activities
- Change in eating or sleeping habits
- Engage in risk-taking behaviors
3 Ways a parent can help a suicidal teen
- Watch and Listen
- Ask Questions
- Seek professional help
How can we help?
Montville counseling center offers therapy sessions for both family and individuals dealing with a with a suicidal thoughts. We also offer a FREE 30 min look me over session. Call us now (973) 331-0043