I am happy to report that after 2 1/2 months of counseling, my daughter is doing much better. The counselor is awesome, and they hit it off so well that she has opened up a lot. She is also taking melatonin to help her sleep, which is also helping. The change I see in her is simply amazing!!
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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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