It’s a difficult topic to even think about, but unfortunately teen and child suicide is on the rise. You hear the stories on the news or read about them online, or maybe yourself or someone you know has been affected by such a traumatic loss. In many cases suicide can be prevented if the signs are recognized and intervention takes place right away.

Signs of trouble include:

A child or teen may be considering suicide for many reasons, but the most common include:

Wondering how you can help? If you notice any of the warning signs it is important you step in quickly. Here are some steps you can take:

If you are concerned about your child’s mental health you can find help and support through Childrens Mental Health Ontario by clicking here.

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