The Cause Of Childhood Death Few Talk About

Maybe America’s parents have wanted to start the conversation about suicide, but simply did not know how. Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, as well and  700Childrens, suggest ways to approach children and adults, questions to ask, and even gives suggestions of what NOT to say.

Maybe if America will put an equal portion of “conversation” and “empathy” on our plates, and serve it with a slice of additional mental health funding, suicide will never again be an option for our children.

To read more about how you can help prevent suicide, be sure to check out the following resources:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

American Psychiatric Association

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Institute of Mental Health

Mental Health First Aid


***The above information is intended to be strictly educational, and is not a substitute for medical, professional training. If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal or needs help, contact the National SuicidePrevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK. ***


Keli GoochKeli Gooch is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider and works at her local school system.
Keli writes about mental health & shares her experience as a special needs mom on her blog “Call the Counselor” at She is the mom of Tayler Beth (14) & Allison (2), and the wife of Lewis. Keli is a writer, author, & Huffington Post contributor.