Tips for supporting your teenager
This page discusses suicide. If your teen is in immediate danger or is going to act on suicidal thoughts, call 000 if you live in Australia. A number of crisis support services are also there for you – have a look at our urgent help page.
There are a number of things that you can try to reduce the likelihood of suicide. If you'd like to understand more about suicide, read our fact sheet on suicide and teenagers.
Otherwise, see below for some ideas on what you can do if you’re worried your teenager is considering suicide.
What to do when you think your teenager is suicidal
If you think your teenager is suicidal, it may be hard to know what to do. Learn how you can support them through this time.
How to talk to your teen about suicide
If you’re worried that your teen might be thinking about suicide, there are ways to have a supportive conversation.
Create a safety plan with your teenager
Create a safety plan with your teenager for when they need help through a crisis.
How I helped my teen with thoughts of suicide
One day, Sue got a call– her teenage daughter Chloe had been thinking about suicide. Here’s how she helped her stay safe.
Support your teenager to manage suicidal thoughts
Help your teenager realise that suicidal thoughts pass and they can get through the tough times with help.
Supporting your teen after a suicide loss
Learn how to support your teen and talk openly after a suicide loss.