Hi @1stressedmum great to hear that you spoke to the Counsellor and that you'll be speaking to your daughter about home support. I'm sorry to hear that your daughter didn't come home last night after the party, that's always a scary thought when we just want our kids home safe. At the very least, it was good she was able to send you a message to let you know. I think it would be reasonable to bring up the subject of safety in coming home, as safety always comes first. I can understand the apprehension of wanting to wait to see if she brings it up first, it really comes down to what you're comfortable with. It's always hard when we want to give them space and trust but at the same time don't want to ignore the fact that they may be putting themselves at risk. Communication is really a fine art at times, especially when we feel like we're walking on egg shells. I'm sorry to hear you are feeling guilty for her harming herself, please know that this is not your fault. You are an incredibly caring and loving mother who is doing the best she can for her daughter. How are you looking after yourself during this time?
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