06-14-2020 09:03 PM
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06-30-2020 02:47 PM
Hi @Blue_fire ,
It sounds pretty scary finding a knife and razor blade in your daughter's room, it must have been a shock for you to find that she'd been having those thoughts, but it's also really positive that she felt secure enough to admit those thoughts to you ,and help to keep herself safe. @bglhome I'm so sorry to hear that you've had similar experiences as well, thank you so much for sharing those here - it can be such an isolating experience for parents, and it's great that you can see that you're not alone in walking this path.
We also have some resources on the ReachOut Parents page on school refusal for teenagers that I just thought I'd share here, in case you find those helpful - feel free to keep us updated on how you're getting on, and I hope your meeting yesterday went well.
12-11-2020 06:20 PM
Hi, I am in nearly the same boat and its exhausting. How did you go?
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12-12-2020 08:35 PM - last edited on 12-13-2020 09:28 AM by Sophia-RO
12-13-2020 10:22 AM
Hello @Blue_fire , it sounds like things have been improving, which is great. I can't imagine how tough it has been for you lately, especially after finding out about your daughter's self-harming. As you said, it must have been quite a shocking way to find out, but it sounds like you have been really supportive of your daughter with this so far. It is good that she is already seeing a psychologist, as they might be able to support her with the urges and releasing the emotions in other ways. I hope that you will find the meeting with the school to be helpful and that you can look at some upcoming unit classes.
Sorry to hear that your mental health has been impacted by this and that you experienced a panic attack. That must have been frightening. It is good that you were able to manage the feelings. I hope that you were able to receive support around the feelings of anxiety. If you ever do want to discuss the thoughts or feelings that you are having, there are services that you can call for support. Parentline is one of the services that you can use to talk to a professional about how you are feeling and what you are going through. Hopefully that would be useful for you. I also just wanted to let you know that I have edited some parts of your post to make sure it fits in with our community guidelines.
04-21-2023 02:43 PM
Does anyone know if the legal elements of school refusal apply to a child with a disability, who is in a support unit? (Year 8) and then who is responsible for their time, if the school are making it hard for her to be there and she doesn't feel internally safe?