Suicide Video: How to Explain Suicide to Children

Talking to children about a family member committing suicide or suicide attempts is a difficult task. Watch this video on suicide and how to explain suicide of a loved one to children. Dr. Nancy Rappaport, who lost her mother to suicide when she was four, explains how to talk to your child about suicide in the family.

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About our guest on the suicide video: Dr. Nancy Rappaport

Dr. Rappaport is a child psychiatrist, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of School-Based Programs in Child Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts. Dr. Rappaport is also the author of In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother's Suicide. You can visit Dr. Rappaport's website here: http://www.nancyrappaport.com/

APA Reference
Tracy, N. (2010, April 29). Suicide Video: How to Explain Suicide to Children, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, August 20 from https://www.healthyplace.com/depression/videos/suicide-video-how-to-explain-suicide-to-children

Last Updated: August 15, 2019

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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