Are you worried that your child or teen is suicidal? A mental health professional offers actionable tips for getting them the help they need

If your teen confides in you about suicidal thoughts or feelings, validate their emotional pain, show that you take them seriously, and ask them important (yet non-threatening) questions about it. You should also assure them that you’re on their side—let them know you support them and you’ll make it through…

Teenhood is marked by difficulties that come with significant and sudden growth

The teen years are characterized by significant developmental changes that often make this time difficult. It’s important that parents keep their teen’s struggles in mind and do their best to understand what they’re going through. First, teenagers struggle with the journey of self-discovery: they’re trying to understand who they are…

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