Hi. I am new to this forum. Stumbled upon it while searching for hope and answers on the web. Its really been traumatic with my 16yo daughter. She is bright and was a cheerful child growing up. It all changed when she started secondary school. Thought it was just hormonal mood swings with period and all, but it soon got worse. The attitude, always wanting to be alone in her room away from family. Last year she tried to commit suicide and I also discovered that she has been self harming. Its not something that I know much about and I find it scary that someone will hurt themselves that way. I asked her why but I got no answers. Only last 3 weeks, she had a suicide attempt, saying she had had enough. This was the worst we have ever been through on this matter. Her 3 younger brothers tried to be strong but I felt for them having to witness the whole drama. She is currently seeing a psychologist. Communicating with her and trying to help her is very difficult as she can be very abrupt and tends to bud a wall around herself. I don't want to loose my daughter, I do worry a lot about her future. I worry that my husband and 3 boys are acting strong on the outside but may be struggling on the inside. I worry that she is not letting me treat her after self harming and she will have to grow up being insecure about what she wears. I worry about her eating pattern as she is very stubborn and does not listen when encouraged to eat. I worry about not knowing what is going on in her head and she won't engage. I feel disappointed, angry, sad and hopeless about the situation at times. My faith in God keeps me going most days. But an really desperate to help me daughter get s grip of herself. I am grateful for a forum like this, as I am an introvert and tend to bottle my worries. My heart hurts for my family, but j am hopeful.
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