According to Larry Curry, parents should consider talking to their children about suicide as early as age 5 or 6, clinical social worker Larry Curry says. Interviewed in the wake of suicides by two 11-year-olds in Fort Collins, Colo., Curry cited a study showing first-graders talking about hurting themselves. “It’s an important time to begin to have conversations about feeling sad — what do you do when you’re not feeling okay or that you’re thinking about doing something that you shouldn’t do,” he said.
Conversations like this aren’t comfortable to have with kids, but they can be the difference between life and death. Follow the link below if you want to learn more about warning signs and how to discuss this issue with kids.