My daughter is threatening suicide.

Cecilia - posted on 06/01/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Since April, my 11 yr old daughter has threatened suicide twice now. She writes these in text messages and sends them to me. I immediately got her into therapy session the very next day. She has also been to a Psychiatrist already, who basically told her to keep going to therapy. She continues to be mad, sad, angry all at once. Her emotions are everywhere and I am lost. She took a black marker and wrote on her bedroom door :Depression is like home, happiness is just a place you visit" I showed this to her therapist who then ended up in a one on one session with her but I was never told what happened in that session. I am lost and do not know how to help my daughter. Is anyone going through this and can help me understand what's going on?

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Sarah - posted on 06/03/2016

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The fact that the therapist did not disclose the content of their meeting is a positive. Counselors are bound to protect the privacy of even pediatric clients, unless they are threatening to harm them self or another. So that the therapist had nothing to disclose is encouraging.

Therese - posted on 06/03/2016

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Cecilia, be encouraged. It is obvious that you love and care very much for your daughter and have not shrugged off her behaviour as melodrama. It is important that she know and feel this safe haven that you offer. Continue to express your concern, support, and love. Continue also with the therapy sessions. She needs this help. At 11, it can be quite difficult for her to understand her emotions as she is pubescent and her hormones are quite active.

Perhaps, you could do something together, even a simple walk, something that she likes-ask her. Even if she refuses, keep the door of communication open;

Is she still close to her friends? How are her grades? I would also ask the therapist about the outcome of the one on one session he/she had with her.

I've attached a link to an article which I believe could be helpful. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/suicid...

I'll pray for you.

Dove - posted on 06/01/2016

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Keep her in therapy. Talk to the therapist about what you can do to best help her at home. If you feel she is in immediate danger.. take her to the hospital and have them watch her and call the therapist from there.

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Cecilia - posted on 06/09/2016

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Great advise, thank you. Yes we will continue going to therapy. We are now weekly but whatever it takes to save her LIFE! I WILL DO IT!

Cecilia - posted on 06/09/2016

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Thank you for your reply, yes that does make sense. I am just so worried about her.

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