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At a loss with my Daughter

Vītricus's picture

I have a 12 year old daughter that has recently attempted suicide. She stayed about 10 days in the facility, and since has been home for about two months. We have her in a PHP program and in treatment with meds and couseling. We are helping her but putting up ground rules with her, but evertime she gets upset she threatens to kill herself. It putting strain on all of our lives and I am at a loss as to how to deal with this and either of us burning out.  


Wicked stepmo.'s picture

I am so sorry to hear you and your daughter are going through this. Have you found what triggered her to do this? The difficult part of trying to keep a child depression safe is knowing what triggered the depression. Bullying, boyfriend, school? It's difficult to intervene without having some understanding of the cause.

OKtoStep's picture

I wouldn't treat any threat of suicide from a suicidal person lightly. She's 12. If my 12 year old threatened suicide, I'd have her at the ER for an evaluation and 3 day hold EVERY time.