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I am struggling greatly with the fact that my teen has considered, and tried to commit, suicide.  We have taken steps to get her into counseling, with the first appointment coming up soon.   I don't know what else to do.

 

1.   I have a 20-something who lives away, plus a 15 year old and a 13 year old at home.   
2.   Music, chatting with friends, reading, and playing games are things I use to try to reduce my stress levels.
3.  The main reason I came here is my 15 year old is suicidal, with one attempt that I know of, and other times came close.
4.  The best things I can think of for dealing with teens is to be candid and caring, with an open door policy for discussion of any topic under the sun.  I started this while they were very young.  
5.  Being home with my kids is the best thing about my weekends.  Mine and my husband's schedules do not line up at all, so it is a rare thing to have time to spend together.

 

 

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Re: New member? Introduce yourself here!

Hi @4MyDaughter 

 

Welcome to ReachOut forums and thank you for sharing a little bit about yourself and what you're going through Heart 

 

It sounds like your family are going through a heart-breaking time. It's great to hear that your daughter has some counselling lined up - how is she going after her recent attempt?

 

Do you have any support for yourself and your husband at the moment?

 

Hope to hear back from you soon 

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Re: New member? Introduce yourself here!

HI, My kids are 18 (just) and 15. Girl and boy. My boy makes me laugh everyday!

Parenting can be stressful, but I think if you can just keep talking to your teens, it's the best medicine, but I know not always the easiest road.

 

The best thing about the weekends is my girl comes home from school.

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