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If you are concerned or worried that suicide is a possibility, call a mental health professional for an assessment. Bradley Hospital is especially well qualified, with experts in children's mental and emotional health.
Parents sometimes unintentionally add to a child's depression. However, blaming yourself is not productive. Even parents who pay close attention to their children's behavior can miss signs of vulnerability, and professionals have difficulty at times.
Following these steps, on an ongoing basis, can help:
Depression can lead to suicidal behavior
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