My child has been suicidal. What do I do now?

A what to do, what to say guide for parents.

20 pages

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This free 20-page eBook is for a parent, guardian, foster parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc. It focuses on how you manage the conversations and turmoil of emotions you are experiencing after a child you love has confessed he is suicidal, has attempted suicide, or is coming home after an inpatient hospital stay for suicide risk or attempt. How you react and support does help. Find out what you can do to minimize the risk of suicide and take it as an opportunity to build resilience.

If the above link is not working for you, you can visit this page to get the eBook.

It’s for you if:

  • A child in the family has just come home from the hospital after a suicide attempt
  • A child in the family has just admitted he/she/they are suicidal or have had thoughts of suicide
  • A child in the family has made an attempt and you have not yet been to a healthcare professional
  • And it’s helpful even if you just suspect your child might be struggling but has not admitted it.

It addresses:

  • What to do when you want to text, call, or ask your child constantly to see if they are OK
  • This addresses the difficult emotions parents and caregivers have when the subject of suicide and their child come up and how to manage them
  • Scripts that offer examples of what to say 
  • Examples of questions to ask your child, how to start the conversation, ways to keep your family member as safe from suicide as possible
  • Brief list of what to expect from a therapist that is caring for your child
  • How to enlist a code phrase and how that helps
  • How to build resiliency as you support a child you love
  • How to talk to siblings, have the conversation, and find peace for yourself
  • What to do about grades and future transcript issues due to a child’s emotional state
  • Where you can get support


Click here for the eBook: My Child Has Been Suicidal. What do I do Now?

Disclaimer I strive only to present fair, balanced answers to your most pressing issues related to the complicated feelings around suicide. It is not, however, to be interpreted as or mistaken for medical advice, diagnosis of a health condition or problem, or a treatment plan. Only your personal physician or other health providers–after careful consideration of your situation and medical history–can give you and your family personalized mental health or medical advice. I can’t properly offer one-size-fits-all through an eBook, I can only offer strategies that have worked for others. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read in this eBook. While these tips help, they are not a guarantee that your loved one won’t take their life but rather lowers the risk that it may happen.

Published by

Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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