How to prevent Teens suicide – Advice for Parents
How To Spot Problems Before It’s To Late
Does your teen lose interest in what he really enjoys doing?
Does your child talks about Suicide topic?
Suicide is an important topic which cannot be ignored. Second leading cause of death is suicide for young people aged between 15 to 24. suicide numbers have more than tripled in three years and the rates for children ages 10-14 have increased 136% since 2010 in Ohio.
Here are the warning signs which you can see in your teens
Not all teens exhibit the same signs that they’re thinking about suicide, but these some of the warning signs which needs to be considered:
- Loses interest in activities which he enjoys doing it
- Drop in grades
- Talking about suicide topics
- Feeling hopeless
- Low self esteem
- Low self confidence
- Trying to know suicide methods
- Health issues
- Increase in Alcohol consumption
Here is the advice for the parents to prevent your teens suicide.
Express your Care and concern
When your teen talks about suicide topics then it might plant an idea. As parent, be express your care and concerns honestly and openly. This will send an important message that you care about them.
Always ensure you listen
Provide your teens to self-express their thoughts and feelings. As parents, please listen to them without shutting down by saying “I don’t want to hear these things”. Instead, ask them to talk more and tell you how they are feeling.
Spend time with your teens
As Parents, you might want to safeguard a child or teen by keeping him home in a protective environment, but loneliness and isolation can increase the risk of suicidal behaviors. You can help a struggling child by allowing them to maintain connections with friends and loved ones. spend extra time with your child by watching TV or playing with them which will sends a signal that you’re there for them
Be compassionate with them
Ensure you express your love for your teen and tell her you hear his pain. Try to console them that it can get better, and make sure she gets help from you in every step of the way. Be compassionate with them.
Trust your judgment or intuition.
If your teen is talking about the suicidal thoughts yet denies his decision then its time you doubt his honesty. Trust your intuition or judgment and take further steps to ensure his safety.
Safety need to be prioritized
Ensure you remove weapons from the house. Engage with your teens and make sure the child or teen is not left alone and if needed take him to the consultant and health professional right away.
As parents, guide and teach your teen on the coping skills and make them understand that you really care for them and you need them in life…
For any emergency, you can call 911 or take your teen to a hospital or crisis center for evaluation. You can also seek help from a mental health professional.
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