Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 4827 Deciding if Your Child Needs Added Support Some children may benefit from additional support to help them navigate and process complicated emotions. How should I respond if my child says he or she wants to die? It is normal for young loss survivors to long to see or be with the person who died.They may think that if they die they will be reunited with the person they lost.Acknowledge their wish to see the person who died, but affirm that they have a life to live, and that the person who died would want them to continue to live life to the fullest. I know you really want to be with mommy right now. I really want that, too. It is okay for us to miss her terribly. But I know that mommy would want us to live a long, full, and happy life, and we still have a lot of it to live. I hear that you really want to be with daddy. I know it hurts to not be with him. Daddy would be really sad if we didn’t continue to live our lives. There are so many things we can do to keep daddy with us. Is there something like a photo or a stuffed animal that would help you feel close to daddy right now? While these expressions of wanting to be with the person who died are common, it is important to dig deeper to understand whether these are passive wishes or truly suicidal thoughts.Ask your child or teen if they are thinking about or have plans to kill themselves. If you are concerned, consult a qualified mental health professional.