Talking to teens about suicide

Jo Anna Rockwood, psychologist at Alderwood Middle School in Lynnwood, shared how to talk to teens about suicide.

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)

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