Welcome to the Suicidal Adolescent Family Empowerment Program otherwise known as SAFE. This program is for caregivers whose children have thought about suicide and or tried to hurt themselves.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among children and young adults ages 10 to 24 years old.
Researchers have found the most common precursors to a suicide attempt are:
Suicidal behavior is often a byproduct of an underlying issue, such as depression, traumatic stress, anxiety, or substance abuse.
Increase protective factors, such as:
Talking about suicide does not cause or increase risk. It may lower the risk. It is important to ask your child each time you have a safety concern.
Watch our 25 minute SAFE Program presentation
Download the SAFE Program presentation
The videos are in English and default to English subtitles.