Suicide prevention books
- Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions, Pat Harvey, and Britt H. Rathbone (2015)
- DBT for Parents – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Workbook, by M.J. Raymos (2021)
- Living with a Black Dog: His Name is Depression, by Matthew Johnstone (2006)
Suicidal behaviors and ideation are usually a result of youth experiencing depressive symptoms. In addition to depression, suicidal thoughts and behaviors can also be prompted by other mental health conditions such as anxiety, or social issues such as bullying. For more information on other mental health conditions that can sometimes contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors, please visit our other mental health guides.
If your child expresses thoughts of wanting to harm themselves or others, call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest Emergency Department.
(877) 7CRISIS or (877) 727-4747
Text “HOME” to 741741
Find a mental health provider
Check your insurance website or the back of your insurance card.
Explore Psychology Today’s “Find a Therapist” tool.
Call CalOptima Behavioral Health (Orange County, CA).