11-27-2020 01:33 PM
11-27-2020 03:01 PM
I'm so deeply sorry that you are going through this, it must be so scary that your son is feeling this way, I'm really glad that you've reached out for support here.
I understand he has seen his counsellor once, maybe it might be a good idea for him to see a counsellor/psychologist more regularly? He would be able to get a mental health plan from his GP, do you know if he has a good GP that he could chat to about what has been going on? A GP is often a good starting point for working out the best care, they might also be able to suggest some supports around his ice use.
We have some content which I'll link here and here about what to do when your young person is suicidal. If he is in immediate danger it's crucial to get professional support as soon as possible, - call “000” or take them to hospital.
It is lovely to read that you've never shown disappointment in your son and you're his number 1 fan, I understand this feels conflicted for you at the moment and you're concerned for the safety of your young children as well. There is a service that could be helpful for you to look into, its the Family Drug Service, they have a 24/7 support line and online support as well, is this something you would be comfortable looking into?
Please keep us updated with how you're going, we are here to support you through this and chat about things with you, thinking of you @GreenB
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