SUICIDE WARNING SIGNS
Useful Links & Things
Need information? Don't know who to ask or where to turn? Here
are some useful links and information sources that will respect
YOU and your privacy.
Coping With Teens
Most of us were never taught to be parents. So we can't help but
disappoint ourselves sometimes. How often have you heard
yourself using the very words you hated hearing from your own
When our kids become teenagers, it gets even harder. They seem
to reject everything we've taught them. As far as they're
concerned, we know nothing. Our values and beliefs are
constantly challenged. Every word we utter is seen as
interference. Emotions run high.
But we're more important to our teens than ever. As they try out
the values of their peers, who are more influential than ever,
we counter the pull of drugs, alcohol and early sex. These
entangle children every day and can ruin their lives.
Here are some links that might help: The turbulent teens Getting
along with your teen Dealing with anger Ignoring problems won't
make them go away What to do if your teen runs away If you need
We've compiled a lot of helpful suggestions for finding a
missing child right here. Keep in mind that runaways often
travel short distances and come back after a few days.
Nonetheless, take action immediately.
Think clearly and logically about where your child might be. Try
to figure out why he is missing or running away at this
particular time. Follow only those suggestions that are useful
and in order of their importance. Keep a notebook recording all
the steps you've taken and dates. Useful links: Contact the
police Contact your child's network Search your neighborhood Who
to call for help Publicize Prepare for a call from your child
How to cope when your child returns home If you need to talk
Most young people end up killing themselves because they simply
don't know where else to turn. They are in some kind of pain
that seems unbearable and they want the pain to stop. They end
up stopping their entire lives just because they didn't know
what else to do.
Here are some links that might help: Why do people kill
themselves? Suicide warning signs What do you know about
suicide? Need to talk?
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