6 Things You Should Know About Adoptees And Suicide

Did you know that adopted children are more likely to commit suicide than non-adopted children? It’s a horrible fact to swallow, but study after study have found that adopted kids are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than kids who live with their biological families. We can talk all day about how sad it is, and why our kids shouldn’t feel the way that they do, but the studies provide the same answers every time—our kids are at risk. Here are six ways we can be proactive at home with our adopted children.

If you — or someone you know — need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.