Mental Health and Suicide Prevention – How to Talk to Children and Youth

It is important that adults establish open communication with children and youth to ask about their emotions, their worries, and what gives them hope. Being able to talk about complex and challenging emotions is a way to build and strengthen resilience, coping skills, and connections to caring, trusted adults. Although it can be scary, normalizing these conversations and being empathetic listeners can be the most important first step we can take in preventing suicides among children and youth and in supporting good mental health.

Spanish translation: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention – How to Talk to Children and Youth

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