03-08-2022 07:23 PM - last edited on 03-09-2022 03:09 PM by Philippa-RO
My child is missing school days due to anxiety and depression. She has asked to have these days off as "mental health'' days but are becoming more frequent. If I gently try to encourage her to attend school, she alludes that she may self harm if I send her.
Does any one have any advice? She does have support from other services, GP, Family, Friends etc.
Thank you in advance.
03-08-2022 10:59 PM
Hi @Winnie11 thank you for reaching out and sharing with us today.
I'm sorry to hear that you're going through so much at the moment. I can hear just how much you care about your child and how concerned you are for them. It all sounds like such a stressful and overwhelming situation to be in, so I am wondering what kind of supports you have for yourself right now. Have you had a chance to speak to a professional about everything that's been going on? One helpline that you may find useful is Parentline. You can call them to talk to a trained counsellor and get some advice around some of the things you can do.
I'm also wondering how you are looking after yourself during this difficult time? It's important to practice some self-care to make sure that you're getting through this too.
We are all here for you
04-02-2022 03:52 AM
05-11-2022 03:56 PM
Hello, did you try to talk with the school staff (headteacher, class teachers)? Maybe she has some problems with classmates or the subject teacher...
I just want to say that it's serious problem. You should also talk to psychotherapist
Try to find out the reason, if you find the reason, the problem will be solved
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