Teen suicide continues to grow as a major mental health issue, it is a leading cause of death among adolescents in America.
The best way to help assist someone who is suicidal is to catch clear warning signs early and be a supportive calm force in their life.
Let them speak their mind and try not to judge or jump to unnecessary or unfair conclusions, someone who is suicidal needs to feel validated in their feelings, not attacked.
Try to stay away from making accusations and make sure they know that you value them and want them to be happy and feel safe around you, it’s okay to talk about anything.
There are resources available to you to aid in getting you suicidal loved one treatment and help, when in doubt, seeking the guidance of a professional is best.