22 year old son with suicide atttempt

Kathy - posted on 02/12/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am beside myself....my son made a serious attempt to take his life two days ago and is currently hospitalized involuntarily in an in patient psych unit. He will not give permission for me to communicate with the clinicians at the hospital and I have so much pertinent info to relay as I was the one that my son opened up to the most. This is the most unbearable and frustrating situation that I have ever been in. Any suggestions?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/12/2015

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Thanks for that, Sarah...I'm on the parent side, so I know the HIPPA rules, but have always been unsure of whether or not a physician (et al) would be able to take info from the other side

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/12/2015

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You can ask the clinicians if you can give them the info you have, and hopefully they would be able to take that from you, even if they are unable to communicate with you regarding his condition.

I really would think that if anyone had helpful info for clinicians in this type of situation, they'd hopefully take it.

Good luck with everything. I know its frustrating for you to not be in the loop, and I do understand. Perhaps, as he recovers, he will be willing to consider allowing his clinicians to communicate with you.

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