“How should parents react if their teen discloses that they are suicidal? In what ways can parents reassure their kids that they are taking them seriously? What can parents do to manage their own feelings about the situation without adding to their child’s distress?” This article by the Washington Post discusses how to talk to your teen about depression and suicide.
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