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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.  

 
Resources for kids and Information for parents about suicide prevention:
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/youth/
7 Ways To Improve Resiliency and Reduce Suicide Risk
https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/700childrens/2020/09/7-ways-to-improve-resiliency-and-reduce-suicide-riskAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:  Warning Signs of Suicide in Children and Teens
https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/Teen-Suicide-010.aspx

CDC: Anxiety and Depression In Children: Recognizing the Signs and Knowing What To Do
https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/depression.html

MN Department of Health Suicide Information and Resources:
https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/suicide/index.html

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) MN: Suicide prevention resources and information:
https://namimn.org/education-public-awareness/suicide-prevention/

NAMI – Duluth:  Crisis resources
https://namiduluth.org/crisis-info/

Kids and Self Injury: What Parents Need to Know
https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/700childrens/2017/02/kids-and-self-injury-what-parents-need-to-know