Suicide and self-harm prevention: How to protect your child

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Learn how to protect your child if they have thoughts of suicide or self-harm.

Key points

  • 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.
  • 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.
Last updated: February 11th 2016