37 Children, Teens and Suicide Loss down, and I am wondering if you’re having thoughts of hurting yourself or ending your life. I have noticed you seem to be taking some risks with your safety: not wearing your seatbelt, driving a bit recklessly. I’m wondering if you feel depressed and might be thinking about suicide, too. If any suicidal thinking is evident, ask open-ended follow-up questions to find out the extent and context of your teen’s suicidal thoughts or plans. Can you tell me more about these thoughts you’re experiencing? Help me understand where your mind goes from there.