The kids are back in school and parents seem to have more to worry about than ever before. Now, in the wake of school shootings in Santa Fe and the recent shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, many parents are concerned with their children’s safety. Also, the number of teens hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or at attempted suicide has doubled since 2008. On the Factor to talk about the issue and navigate it with your kids is Dr. Susan Henney, professor of psychology at the University of Houston – Downtown.
If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to civilians and veterans. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or text to 741-741
CLICK HERE for the warning signs and risk factors of suicide. Call 1-800-273-TALK for free and confidential emotional support.