Parenting, Teen mental health, School and exams, Child mental health

31 October, 2019

Family conflict and talking about suicide: parenting advice

How can parents support children and young people's mental health? A child psychotherapist answers parents' questions.

Dr Colman Noctor, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, joined Ray D'Arcy on RTÉ Radio One to respond to listeners’ questions about how to support their children’s mental health and wellbeing.

In this episode, Dr Noctor responds to queries on:

  • conflict between teenage children and parents
  • new behaviours in children starting primary school, noticed by teachers
  • what to do if your child expresses that they are having suicidal thoughts.

The feature starts at 1:17 minutes in and ends at 1:30 minutes.