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You Have to Be Your Child’s Therapist

Our kids just want to be listened to, they want to be loved, and they don’t want to be judged.

You Have to Be Your Child’s Therapist

“Our kids just want to be listened to, they want to be loved, and they don’t want to be judged,” says Jason Reid, who lost his 14-year-old son by suicide. “You have to be your child’s therapist.”

This clip is a segment from Tell My Story: Identifying and Preventing Teen Suicide Panel Discussion, hosted by public media station WETA.

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