12-16-2017 05:36 PM - edited 12-16-2017 05:36 PM
Can I please ask for any advice you may have to support family (particularly siblings) after a teenager attempts suicide? She will (hopefully) receive enough help but what about the family trying to come to terms with it. Tricky question I know sorry
12-16-2017 06:15 PM
Hey there @LovingThruBlue, having to come to terms with a loved one experiencing suicidal thoughts/urges is never easy. Thankfully, there is a lot of support out there in our community - I would recommend the Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800/https://kidshelpline.com.au) or Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467/https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au) if they are up to talking about the issues, and for information there is a wealth of it on their websites. They will able to talk through each family member getting support that is face to face and ongoing if it's needed and are generally pretty good at this. Hope this is helpful!
12-17-2017 11:06 PM
Oh no @LovingThruBlue, I'm so sorry to hear your family is going through this. My heart goes out to you all.
My daughter sees our local CYMHS team and I'm also able to see them on my own if need be, as they support not only my daughter, but our little family as a whole. I'm wondering if that could be another option for you as well?
And for you - remember we're always here to listen and offer support
12-18-2017 11:23 AM
Thanks @taokat. Yep, my daughter is also under the care of what is CAMHS here. Unfortunately her case worker is away this week (another lovely worker is looking out for us) but when she gets back I'll definitely ask her to see the rest of the family. Thanks for your support xo