24 Children, Teens and Suicide Loss Parent Death If it was the child’s parent or caregiver who died, they may worry about who will take care of them, or whether something will happen to you as well. They may worry that they will die of suicide, too. If the death means there will be major changes in your family structure, where you live, or your financial situation, answer your child’s questions and provide reassurances. Let young children know they still get to be children, and there are adults who will take care of things. Reiterate that you will get support of your own, and that it is not their job to take care of you — it is the job of the entire family to help support one another.