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 4835 What do I say if my teen suspected or knew something was wrong? Teens, more than younger children, may have known or suspected that the deceased person was suicidal.The person who died may even have talked to them about suicide. If that’s the case, your teen may feel they should have taken that conversation more seriously, told someone about their concerns, or done something to stop the death.Try to acknowledge your teen’s fears and guilt before prematurely jumping in to offer reassurance. Teens tend to withdraw if they believe someone is trying to make them feel better without first understanding what they’re experiencing. What if the person who died was a friend or classmate of your teen? Relationships with friends are frequently seen as more important and influential to teens than family relationships.Therefore, the suicide death of a friend may affect the teen in a significant way.Teens might struggle with survivor guilt or guilt from feeling they could have been a better friend or should have done something to intervene.The loss of a classmate can also challenge a teen’s sense of security and increase their awareness of their own mortality. My teen wants to spend all of her time at her deceased friend’s house. Is that normal? Many teens find it comforting to be in the environment where they spent time, had fun, and shared deep connections and memories with the person who died.As long as their presence is welcome, and being at the friend’s house is not interfering with their health and safety, there is no reason for concern. However, it is okay to set some boundaries. Help your teen find a balance between time spent at home and time spent at their friend’s house.