Parents as partners: A suicide prevention guide for parents


Type:  Brochure/Booklet
Author:  Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Publisher:  Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

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Created by Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), Parents as Partners: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Parents is a nine-page booklet that contains useful information for parents who are concerned that their children may be at risk for suicide It is available from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) for $3.50 each as of this writing (April, 2016). Minimum order may apply The booklet includes:

  • Information about depression, its symptoms, and its causes.
  • Information about the warning signs of suicide.
  • Recommendations for how to address possible suicide risk in your children.
  • Recommendations for sources of additional information.

Parents as Partners: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Parents was developed by the staff of SAVE. SAVE’s mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma, and serve as a resource for those touched by suicide.

Program objectives

Parents who read the brochure will have:

  1. Increased knowledge about depression and its relationship to suicide.
  2. Increased awareness of the symptoms of mental illness.
  3. Increased awareness of effective treatments for mental illness.
  4. Increased knowledge of warning signs for suicide.
  5. Increased knowledge of additional resources related to suicide prevention.

Implementation Essential

When possible, those who distribute the brochure should be aware of local helping resources, including crisis support lines and clinical services.

2012 NSSP Objectives Addressed: 

Objective 2.1: Develop, implement, and evaluate communication efforts designed to reach defined segments of the population.
Populations:  Youth, Adolescents
Settings:  Family Members and Caregivers
Strategies:  Identify and Assist