Many parents and other adults find it difficult to bring up the subject of suicide with their teenagers. What should or shouldn't be said?

Jo Anna Rockwood, a psychologist at Alderwood Middle School in Lynnwood, shared how to start a meaningful conversation.

Jo Anna helped spearhead SOS, a school-based suicide prevention program being used in all schools in the Edmond School District.

Please check out these additional resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (this number is staffed 24 hours a day)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website:

Teen Link Helpline: 866-TEENLINK (866-833-6546) - this number is staffed from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST

Teen Link website:

The Trevor Project (dedicated to helping those in the LGBTQ community): 866-488-7386

The Trevor Project website:

Crisis Text Line (24/7 text support from trained crisis counselors):

Center for Non-violent Communication by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg –

Inside Out Disney Movie

Seattle Young People’s Project – (youth empowerment/legitimization of youth voice) (Media Plan also available in Spanish)

American Academy of Pediatrics – (suicide prevention, LGBTQ care)

Seattle Children’s – (anxiety management, depression management)

The Jordan Binion Project