One way providers can help children and teens with their mental health is to simply talk about it – don’t be afraid to ask. If during a visit you feel concerned for your patient, don’t delay in starting the conversation.
Children’s Minnesota psychologists share tips for how to prepare for the conversation about suicide, have the conversation and to be prepared with outside resources.
Katie Besch, LPCC, behavioral health specialist at Children’s Minnesota, shares more about suicide prevention.
Dr. Jason Walker, child psychologist at Children's Minnesota, shares more about mental health disparities for African American youth and what parents can do to help.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people in Minnesota. While it's a difficult topic to discuss, Dr. Julie Erickson, LP, PhD, shares what parents need to know about depression and suicide.