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 4834 How do I balance my teen’s desire for privacy about the death with the inevitability of people finding out? Many teens want and need privacy.They often don’t want others to know that a person in their life has died.Allow your teen to make the choice about what is shared and with whom; having discussions with them about that will provide you with an opportunity to learn about your teen’s concerns. Be aware that others may find out about the suicide death through rumors, social media, the news, etc. Prepare your teen for that possibility and discuss ways to handle it. How do I help my teen cope with the media/social media after a suicide death? Social media can be a strong source of support for teens who are grieving. It can also present negative, false, and unhelpful responses. Having a discussion about hurtful comments, and about ways to share information, will be useful to the teen. Parents should set appropriate limits regarding the amount of time spent on these sites, and maintain oversight of the content being shared. If the deceased had a social media account, it is often helpful to review any comments that may have been posted there following the death as they may provide information about how others, including your teen, are coping with the death. How do I help protect my teen from intrusive or negative comments? Rumors, gossip, and unwelcome questions in the wake of a suicide death are common. If your teen has a response to intrusive or negative comments at the ready, they will be less challenging to handle. I don’t really want to talk about it right now. That comment is very hurtful to me; you know my brother just died. It really is none of your business.