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By Mindy Meier
Eddy County Community Cares 

Tips for talking to children about suicide


September 16, 2019

It feels like we hear about suicide more and more all the time, and it’s hard to know how to talk to our kids. Death by suicide has increased every year since 1999 in people age 10 to 74, as this community has felt acutely.

Thea Gallagher, clinic director at the Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, told TODAY “"You can’t prompt suicide by talking about it or asking about it."

How we talk to our kids will vary depending on their ages. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychiatric Association r...

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