September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
It’s important to learn about the factors that can put a child or teen at risk for suicide. The more you know, the better you’ll be prepared for understanding what can put your child at risk. Spend some time reading these ten ways you can help prevent a tragedy from occurring: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/emotional-problems/Pages/Ten-Things-Parents-Can-Do-to-Prevent-Suicide.aspx
As children grow into teenagers, it becomes more challenging for parents to know what they are thinking and feeling. When do the normal ups and downs of adolescence become something to worry about? Mental Health “Red Flags” Parents Should Be Alert For: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/pages/Mental-Health-and-Teens-Watch-for-Danger-Signs.aspx
If you or someone you love are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or online chat http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Crisis Text Line provides free, confidential, 24/7 support by text (text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S.)
If your child or teen’s behavior has you concerned or they express any mental health “red flags”, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. If your child has active thoughts of suicide, go to Wolfson ER where they can get immediate psychological intervention and care.
Park Street Office: 904-387-6200
Point Meadows Office: 904-997-0023