Suicide and self-harm prevention: How to protect your childSSuicide and self-harm prevention: How to protect your childSuicide and self-harm prevention: How to protect your childEnglishPsychiatrySchool age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-02-11T05:00:00ZMarijana Jovanovic, MD, FRCPC;Daphne Korczak, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Paediatrics), FRCPC (Psychiatry)000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-ZLearn how to protect your child if they have thoughts of suicide or self-harm.<p>If your child shows <a href="/Article?contentid=290&language=English">signs of suicidal or self-harming thoughts</a>, you can start helping by <a href="/Article?contentid=293&language=English">talking to them about any difficult emotions</a> they experience. Other times, however, you may need to take more immediate action, especially if your child has directly expressed thoughts of <a href="/Article?contentid=291&language=English">suicide</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=289&language=English">self-harm</a>.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>If your child or teen is expressing suicidal thoughts, talk to them calmly, secure any means to do harm and contact your child's family doctor or pediatrician.</li> <li>If your child or teen has expressed a plan for suicide, remove any means for self-harm or suicide and call 911 or your local crisis line.</li> </ul><h2>Further information</h2><p>For more information on protecting your child or teen from suicide or self-harm, please see the following pages:</p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=291&language=English">Suicide in children and teens: Overview</a></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=289&language=English">Self-harm in children and teens: Overview</a></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=290&language=English">Suicide risk: Signs and symptoms</a></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=293&language=English">Suicide and self-harm: How to talk to your child about their emotions</a></p><h2>Resources</h2><p>In Canada, children and teens in distress can contact KidsHelpPhone on <a href="http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/" target="_blank">KidsHelpPhone.ca</a> or call 1-800-688-6868.</p>
Prévention du suicide et de l’automutilation: comment protéger votre enfantPPrévention du suicide et de l’automutilation: comment protéger votre enfantSuicide and self-harm prevention: How to protect your childFrenchPsychiatrySchool age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-02-11T05:00:00ZMarijana Jovanovic, MD, FRCPC;Daphne Korczak, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Paediatrics), FRCPC (Psychiatry)000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez à protéger votre enfant s’il a des idées de suicide ou d’automutilation.</p><p>Si votre enfant présente des <a href="/Article?contentid=290&language=French">signes de pensées suicidaires ou d’automutilation</a>, vous pouvez commencer à les aider en <a href="/Article?contentid=293&language=French">leur parlant des émotions difficiles</a> qu’ils ressentent. À d'autres occasions, cependant, il se peut que vous ayez à prendre des mesures plus immédiates, surtout si votre enfant a exprimé directement des idées de <a href="/Article?contentid=291&language=French">suicide</a> ou d’<a href="/Article?contentid=289&language=French">automutilation</a>.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Si votre enfant ou votre ado fait part de pensées suicidaires, parlez-lui calmement, éliminez tout ce qu'il pourrait utiliser pour se blesser et communiquez avec votre médecin de famille ou un pédiatre.</li> <li>Si votre enfant ou votre adolescent a mentionné une intention de suicide, supprimez tout moyen d’automutilation ou de suicide et appelez le 911 ou votre ligne de crise locale.</li> </ul><h2>Soutien aux enfants et aux adolescents</h2> <p>Au Canada, les enfants et les adolescents en détresse peuvent communiquer en français avec jeunessejecoute sur <a href="http://jeunessejecoute.ca/teens/home/splash.aspx?lang=fr-ca" target="_blank">jeunessejecoute.ca</a> ou composer le 1-800-688-6868.</p>

 

 

Suicide and self-harm prevention: How to protect your child292.000000000000Suicide and self-harm prevention: How to protect your childSuicide and self-harm prevention: How to protect your childSEnglishPsychiatrySchool age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-02-11T05:00:00ZMarijana Jovanovic, MD, FRCPC;Daphne Korczak, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Paediatrics), FRCPC (Psychiatry)000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-ZLearn how to protect your child if they have thoughts of suicide or self-harm.<p>If your child shows <a href="/Article?contentid=290&language=English">signs of suicidal or self-harming thoughts</a>, you can start helping by <a href="/Article?contentid=293&language=English">talking to them about any difficult emotions</a> they experience. Other times, however, you may need to take more immediate action, especially if your child has directly expressed thoughts of <a href="/Article?contentid=291&language=English">suicide</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=289&language=English">self-harm</a>.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>If your child or teen is expressing suicidal thoughts, talk to them calmly, secure any means to do harm and contact your child's family doctor or pediatrician.</li> <li>If your child or teen has expressed a plan for suicide, remove any means for self-harm or suicide and call 911 or your local crisis line.</li> </ul><h2>What to do if your child expresses thoughts of suicide or self-harm</h2> <p>If your child has told you about their thoughts of suicide or self-harm, take them seriously and follow the steps below.</p> <ol> <li>Explore these thoughts calmly, supporting your child's feelings.</li> <li>Keep your child safe. At home, this includes locking away any means that they might use to harm themselves, such as sharp objects, medications or ropes.</li> <li>Seek help from your child's family doctor or paediatrician. They might recommend an assessment with a mental health care professional such as a psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker.</li> </ol> <h2>What to do if your child has a plan for suicide or self-harm</h2> <p>If you learn that your child already has a plan to attempt suicide, follow these steps.</p> <ol> <li>Keep your child safe. Remove immediate access to means for self-harm or suicide such as medications, sharp objects or ropes.</li> <li>Seek professional help immediately. If you or your child are concerned that they may act on the suicidal thoughts, seek emergency department care, call 911 or call the number of your <a href="http://suicideprevention.ca/thinking-about-suicide/find-a-crisis-centre/" target="_blank">local crisis line</a>.</li> </ol><h2>Further information</h2><p>For more information on protecting your child or teen from suicide or self-harm, please see the following pages:</p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=291&language=English">Suicide in children and teens: Overview</a></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=289&language=English">Self-harm in children and teens: Overview</a></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=290&language=English">Suicide risk: Signs and symptoms</a></p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=293&language=English">Suicide and self-harm: How to talk to your child about their emotions</a></p><h2>Resources</h2><p>In Canada, children and teens in distress can contact KidsHelpPhone on <a href="http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/" target="_blank">KidsHelpPhone.ca</a> or call 1-800-688-6868.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/suicide_how_to_protect.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/suicide_how_to_protect.jpgSuicide and self-harm prevention: How to protect your child

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