If there has been a recent suicide attempt in your family, this may be one of the toughest experiences you and your children may ever face. It is important to take care of yourself, so that you are better able to care for your child. Learn more by visiting our T2K website or by downloading the guides below. Please note that these guides are not intended to replace professional mental health advice. In fact, it may be best to use this along with professional support if you or your child is struggling with how to talk about this difficult subject.
Preschool Age Child (2-5 years) English Guide > https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/docs/Talking_to_Preschooler_Suicide_Attempt_English_2015.pdf
School Age Child (6-12 years) English Guide > https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/docs/Talking_to_School_Age_Child_Suicide_Attempt_English_2015.pdf
Teenager (13+ years) English Guide > https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/docs/Talking_to_Teenager_Suicide_Attempt_English_2015.pdf
Alternatively, you may order the printed 24 page booklet that includes guidance for all ages of children from our order form. También puede solicitar el folleto en español.