In 2019, suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death for Floridians ages 25-34. Suicide was also the 4th leading cause of death for Floridians ages 35-44 and 45-54.
For signs that your child/teen might be asking for help visit:
To learn more about the warning signs for children and teens at risk for suicide
The Parent Resource Program, Resource Library
This is a resource library with many topics including; adolescents, alcohol and drugs, bullying/ cyberbullying, child care, college, dealing with grief and loss, depression, mental health, parents and family, suicide awareness and prevention, and teens and young adults:
- http://prp.jasonfoundation.com/what-a-parent-can-do/resource-library/ The resources on this website are in a PDF format.
To read about bullying and ways you can prevent it visit:
To read about tips on what to do visit:
To learn how you can suicide-proof your home visit:
Listen to teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. Also for suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe, visit: