Children & Teens

Explaining the suicide of a loved one to a child or teen can feel overwhelming – and heartbreaking. We want to protect our children from the shock and pain of loss – and yet we can’t. This section contains information and resources to help you help your grieving child.

Additional Resources

Understanding Suicide, Supporting Children (Video)

Created by The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families


Children, Teens & Suicide Loss (eBook)

Created by The Dougy Center National Center for Grieving Children & Families and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)


Youth & Funerals (eBook)

Created by the Funeral Service Foundation

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Youth & Funerals (Video)

Created by The Funeral Service Foundation