Resources for Parents – Suicide

These resources help you find assistance if you are worried about the mental health of your child, or if your child has been affected by the death of a loved one.

When a site is suggested for inclusion, we take a look at the site, but be aware that we are not counsellors or mental health professionals, and cannot vouch for the information posted on the sites shared here. As ever, with information shared online, use your discretion and if in doubt, consult your GP or specialist doctor before following any therapy suggestions. If you have any concerns about the information on any site shared on our site, do get in touch. 

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Papyrus 

Accessible and informative site, with phone and text helpline for those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, advice for parents and friends, and training for teachers or youth workers.

ChildMind

What to do when you are worried your child may be contemplating suicide – practical tips. (US based)

YoungMinds

Advice and resources for parents on (UK based) on recognising suicidal feelings and where to get help.

SAVE

US-based site with a wealth of resources, tips and advice on helping children with suicidal thoughts, and explaining suicide to children.

 

White Sands treatment centre has a very helpful post here about the warning signs of suicide and precautions to take and what to do after a suicide attempt. With thanks to Girl Scout Ava, who sent us this link, and suggested we add to our resources.

 

See also our Bereavement Resources for information on helping children cope with death of a loved one.