Childhood suicide can be one of the most heartbreaking things to discuss. Why? Because we often view children as happy, content, and easygoing. We hardly ever think of children as suffering from mental illness or thinking about suicide.
Sadly, some children are struggling just as much as teens and adults.
This article will discuss the “creative” and “sneaky” ways kids may be considering suicide.
Childhood suicide is a topic we rarely discuss and a topic that frightens many of us. I had the opportunity to discuss this topic with SimpleK12.com (a website for educators and parents). I am making the webinar available to you at no charge. The webinar provides extensive information on the many things children consider when contemplating suicide. The webinar also discusses childhood trauma and its connection to childhood suicide.
Childhood signs of suicide
Children experience suicidal thoughts in a different way than teens do. Children may have thoughts that don’t make sense to others or seem limited. Their thoughts may be difficult to follow through on and may lack depth and forethought. It is important to understand how they think and some of the ways they may attempt suicide.
I encourage you to share this webinar, post your questions or comments below, and broach the topic with other parents who may have a child in need.