Yesterday was International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day and it is a day that provides suicide loss survivors the opportunity to connect with each other to find hope and understanding through their shared experience. This day will serve as a reminder for us to understand the factors that contribute to a suicide death and to better prepare ourselves to talk with our children about suicide. The immediate aftermath of a loved one’s suicide can be a confusing and painful time for our children. When talking with our kids, we must make it a habit to always provide them with truthful and age-appropriate information, encourage them to ask questions, and offer reassurance. #SurvivorDay
For more helpful tips on how to talk to kids about suicide, visit https://afsp.org/find-support/ive-lost-someone/resources-loss-survivors/children-teens-suicide-loss/.