Coping with Loss, Death and Grief

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Suicide is a major public health concern.

    Over 47,000 people died by suicide in the United States in 2017; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2014, suicide was the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10–24. Although these numbers may make suicide seem common, it is still a rare event. Suicidal thoughts or behaviors are more common than suicide deaths and are signs of extreme distress. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors are not harmless bids for attention and should not be ignored.  Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.

    Suicide Prevention Information for Parents, Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

    Talking To your Kids about Depression and Suicide, Nationwide Children's Hospital

    Teens and suicide: What parents should know,  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

  • bereavement support program

    Here Are Some Tips That Will Help Your Kids Deal With Bereavement

    This resource was shared with us by students participating in a bereavement support group.  They found it helpful and wanted to share with our community.