How to Talk With Your Child About Suicide
It’s important to show your kid that they can come to you if they’re struggling. This blog post can help you start the conversation.
Top 10 Resources for Suicide Prevention
You can find hotlines, text lines, statistics, and more to support your family and loved ones with these organizations and resources.
Supporting Your Child During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic presents young people with unique challenges. Find out what you need to know and how to support your kid.
A Resource Guide for Families
This guide contains warning signs, expert advice, and resources for helping parents and kids handle the complex issue of suicide.
How Bark Can Help
At Bark, we know first-hand just how urgent it is to offer support and guidance to help prevent suicide. The issue can seem difficult to grasp, but every statistic represents real people who need help:
- In 2019, Bark detected more than 1,800 instances of imminent suicide.
- In the first 8 months of 2020, Bark detected 35,000+ instances of severe self-harm and/or suicidal ideation.
- As of August 31, Bark has alerted families to an average of 5 instances of imminent suicide every day this year.
The Tools to Reach Out
“Thank you! I can’t explain how grateful I am to Bark for the self-harm/suicide notification. My son googled the suicide prevention hotline number to give to a friend that was struggling. Because of Bark, it opened up a line of communication with him. We were able to talk through it and I could provide him with the tools to reach out and help his friend.”
— Bark Parent