01-07-2021 06:08 AM
01-07-2021 11:28 AM
Thank you for sharing what has been going on for your family, this is so much to be going through, my heart really goes out to you. It sounds like a lot of what has been happening has been really shocking for you and that must be so tough, its hard to manage those feelings when we find out unexpected things about our loved ones and you clearly really care about your daughter and her safety.
I understand that the police haven't provided a lot of assistance in terms of the man your daughter has been interacting with, you are within your right to contact child protective services about your concerns, is this something you would like to consider?
It sounds like your daughter is going through so much in terms of her mental health and that you're really worried about her. Its great that you have completed a mental health degree and have been able to share your knowledge with her. I'm wondering how things are between you two when she stays with your brother? Sometimes having a little bit of distance can aid in communication and trust - of course this is not the case for everyone, but I'm wondering if that could be a possibility for you? I'm going to link a content piece here about communicating with teenagers that could have a few good tips in it for you, and another piece here about teens and trust.
Its great that you have been trying to engage your daughter in a variety of support, its so tough when these aren't working or when our loved ones don't want to engage with them. Has the school been supportive through this time? Sometimes schools are able to provide support and guidance, I'm wondering if this is something that could be helpful?
I hope some other parents are able to provide some support here @HeartBrokeMa and that you're able to take some time for yourself