Approaching the Conversation Around Suicide Awareness and Mental Health as Parents and Educators

Unfortunately, most individuals have been impacted in one way or another by suicide. There was a dramatic increase in mental health needs of children and adolescents from 2016 to 2019, which was then exacerbated by COVID (the full effects of which we are yet to realize). This piece provides educators, parents, or trusted adults with signs to look for as well as actions to take, along with resources for additional support.