September is Suicide Awareness Month. September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Sadly, Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between 10 to 24. Sometimes the struggle can be underestimated because of the age of a child. Here are resources and information for parents/caregivers and children to better understand and respond if they or someone they know are struggling or have been affected by suicide.
CDC: Anxiety and Depression In Children: Recognizing the Signs and Knowing What To Do
MN Department of Health Suicide Information and Resources:
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) MN: Suicide prevention resources and information:
NAMI – Duluth: Crisis resources
Kids and Self Injury: What Parents Need to Know