Dear Dr. Michelle:
I overheard my teenage daughter and her friends talking about their favorite show and how one of the characters committed suicide. I was a little nervous overhearing this conversation and I want to help them have guided conversations around suicide, but I don't know where to start. How can teens talk about suicide with each other?
Jaelyn Arndt sits down with Dr. Michelle K. Murray to answer your question via video this week!
Dr. Michelle K. Murray gives us tips on how to enter the conversation by getting a pulse as to what is going through their minds. She also reminds us that the best way to have an impact is to educate your child so they can translate this information to their friends.
Check out the full conversation in the video below.
If you are looking for more information on how to support others who may be suffering, check out these Acts of Hope resources.
If this is an emergency situation and you or someone you know is in need of immediate help please do not hesitate to contact one of the following resources:
- National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Crisis Text Line: Call 1-800-950-NAMI
- Text "START" to 741741 any time.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Dear Dr. Michelle blog posts are informational in nature. The posts are not meant to take the place of consulting your physician, mental health professional, or other qualified health providers regarding your well-being or the well-being of others.