Help for Kids and Teens Contemplating Suicide

Understanding SuicideSometimes the pressure and pain of life can make it seem almost unbearable.  In those moments, many children, teens and young adults find themselves contemplating suicide.  Many actually get to such a point of despair that they attempt suicide, and tragically way too many every year actually do take their own lives. Now, there is help! This booklet from The Hope Line titled Understanding Suicide is designed for those working with kids who may be contemplating suicide.

It includes sections on:

  • Myths & Truths
  • Risk Factors
  • The Most Common Methods of Suicide
  • Teen Suicide Warning Signs
  • How to Help a Suicidal Person
  • A Portrait in Words
  • When Support is available

If you know a hurting young person, this booklet will be a valuable resource!  CLICK HERE to download a free copy of Understanding Suicide from The Hope Line!

As they explain in the booklet:

Suicide can be prevented. It takes a little bit of education and awareness and the desire to be the one to help. Don’t believe the myths. People in general want to live.

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Written by Wayne Stocks
Wayne is the founder and executive director of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. He is a happily married father of four kids with a passion for helping young people who are going through rough times. In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents' relationship. These are now part of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families. Wayne lives with his wife, three youngest kids, three dogs and an insane collection of his kids' other pets outside of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his work with Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne is a partner in a local consulting firm, an avid reader, coaches his son's soccer team and is a proud supporter of Leicester City Football Club (and yes, for those in know, his affinity for the club does predate the 2016 championship). You can reach Wayne at