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Talking to your child about suicidal thoughts

Suicide, suicidal thoughts, 13 Reasons Why

​There has been substantial media coverage of the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. The drama has been accused of inaccurately portraying, or even glamourising, suicide. Dr Alys Cole-King Clinical Director, of the Social Enterprise Connecting with People, and Dr Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, offer advice to parents on talking to their children about the programme and its difficult subject matter

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What is LSD? A guide for parents

LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. Recently, there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it

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When you think your child may be gay

Rainbow steps

Advice and support for parents who think their child is lesbian, gay, bi or trans

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When your child comes out as transgender: a Q&A with Sue Chitayi

Online safety transgender

Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some parents' common questions

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Why summer shouldn’t be a time for body image worries

For many, the perfect summer holiday is one spent lounging on the beach without a care in the world.

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Talking about alcohol with your child: a parent's guide

Alcohol

Our checklist of top tips for guarding your child against trouble with drink...

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Sexually transmitted infections: eight useful facts

Teens and STIs: a parent’s guide 

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Teenage pregnancy: how you can help your child

Your son or daughter hasn't only been having sex – now they or their partner is pregnant. Bekki Burbidge of the FPA looks at your options

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Mental health and young people: tackling stigma together

Time to change image

1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem. Here's how to help them

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Childhood obesity: a new epidemic?

Obesity: a guide for parents. What is it, and what can you do if your child is overweight?

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Childhood stroke: what parents need to know

Around 400 children in the UK suffers a stroke every year. Here, Dr Anne Gordon on behalf of the Stroke Association, explains more.

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Depression and young people

Silhouette

Advice for parents from Young Minds on helping your child if they’re depressed

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