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Helping Your Child Cope With Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Helping Your Child Cope with
Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

  • Support for Parents
    Whose Child (or Adolescent) is Depressed

Contrary to popular belief, young children do get seriously depressed, and many try to kill themselves.

In this book, authors show parents:

  • How to learn to talk, listen, and communicate effectively with a depressed child
  • What situations can cause a child or adolescent to wish to commit suicide
  • What signs to watch for
  • Myths and misinformation about suicide; how to determine the risk of suicide; and How to intervene.

by Tonia K. Shamoo
Philip G. Patros (Contributor)
Alan Rinzler (Editor)



192 pages


Table of Contents

  • 1. Do Kids Kill Themselves? Looking at Suicide
  • 2. Just a Bad Mood? Looking at Depression
  • 3. Death through a Child's Eyes
  • 4. Myths and Misinformation about Suicide
  • 5. Is My Child Depressed?
  • 6. My Child--Suicide?
  • 7. Stress
  • 8. Talking, Listening, Communicating
  • 9. Parenting Skills
  • 10. Intervention: What to Do When...
  • 11. After the Suicide Attempt
Tonia K. Shamoo Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice specializing in suicide and depression and a psychological consultant for the Durham, Connecticut, Board of Education. Philip G. Patros is a practicing psychologist and professor emeritus at Southern Connecticut State University.

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