As the parent of a teenager who died by suicide, I always read articles written about it because at first I thought I missed something that would have told me that my son was considering this. Sadly, every article omits the fact that there are suicide victims that do not show ANY sign of suicide thoughts. My son was one of them.
These articles are a good start, but they can give parents a false sense of relief if their child does not show any of the suicide risk factors or warning signs you called out in your article.
I would ask that you continue to bring this topic to the forefront of awareness, but please include that there is the 11th sign/warning.... there is no sign.
I never want another parent to go through the nightmare we have dealt with these last 18 months.
I would like to also call out that there is a walk held in Piedmont Park every November that raises funding and awareness of suicide and the need for prevention. Please check out https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.event&eventID=5233.
This is the link for the Out of the Darkness walk this Nov. 4. We would love for you to walk with our family on this date.