fbpx How Do I Best Support My Child Who Is Grieving Their Friend Who Died by Suicide?
Authored by Dr. Michelle Murray on September 7, 2021
Dear Dr. Michelle:

My teenage son's friend committed suicide and my son is having a really hard time. We haven’t talked together about suicide in the past, and I am not sure what approach to take to have these difficult conversations. How do I start the conversation and how do I best support him at this time? 

Sincerely,

Jerry

Dear Jerry: 

Jaelyn Arndt sits down with Dr. Michelle K. Murray to answer your question via video this week!

Dr. Michelle K. Murray reminds you that you are on the right track in trying to start the conversation even if they don't want to talk. Start the conversation around the grief that they might be feeling and then remind them that they should not hold themselves responsible for their friend's suicide.  

Check out the full conversation in the video below.

 


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