Children, Teens and Suicide Loss Item #590
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The Dougy Center, the National Center for Grieving Children & Families, have developed Children, Teens and Suicide Loss, a new guidebook designed specifically to help families with children and teens, who are survivors of a suicide death, better address their complex practical and emotional needs.
"The suicide death of a parent, sibling, or friend impacts children and teens forever. Children, Teens and Suicide Loss offers useful suggestions and practical ways to support bereaved children and their families. Included are tips on understanding and explaining why people die of suicide, navigating the immediate aftermath of the death, and ways to facilitate healthy grieving. This resource will help parents, professionals who work with children and teens, as well as anyone who wants to support a family bereaved after the suicide death of a loved one," said Donna Schuurman, Ed.D, F.T., Senior Director for Advocacy and Training of The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families.