Preventing Suicide: What Families Need to Know


In teenagers, suicide is the second most common cause of death. Kathleen Gilligan, a mother who lost her son to suicide, and Dr. Molly Adrian, share their tips for recognizing warning signs and preventing suicide in children and teens.

If you or someone you know is currently in crisis, please use the resources below:
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
- Text HOME to 741741 (Crisis Textline)

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