September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to kick off our newest campaign.
With suicide being the second leading cause of death among 10 to 18-year-old kids, experts urge parents, teachers and trusted adults to start the conversation about mental health early.
According to national statistics, we lose more than 2,000 children and teens per year to suicide. Experts say parents who check in regularly with their child could have a life-saving conversation. According to suicide prevention experts, asking a child directly about suicidal thoughts is usually the best thing a parent can do to help their child open up about their emotions.
But it’s not always easy to start the conversation with a loved on about suicide. That’s why Mental Health Partners is proud to promote our newest campaign: