I have called the ambulance twice in the last 10 days. Keeping my child safe is what I keep saying to myself. It’s hard , heart breaking but been necessary on both occasions. The second time was very confronting as 3 police also came, Go prepared with snacks and drinks, I’ve had very long nights there. I have felt supported and my son has been cared for each time and have had follow up calls. I appreciate and thankful for the mental health team. It is helping us to upscale services too. It’s just accessing services and the long wait times are hard. Private access to a psychiatrist is January 2022, headspace is 6 months too. We are now seeing Cahms in 3 weeks, I’m not even confident if he can manage a 3 weeks wait. If I’m worried or know he is self-harming with very low moods I feel I need to ring the ambulance.
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Hang in there, I think their friends and social life overrides their need for us for an interim of time. They tend to come back to us , my older friends say they turn egocentric toddlers again and they come back to us as they mature.I’m experiencing this egocentric behaviour from my 20 year old. It’s heart breaking as is her nastiness. I live in hope that she comes m to me and I wonder how I can ever like her again with her nastiness. Keep doing what you are doing. Keep the love I think he knows, appreciates it and needs it, even if he is not a acknowledging it!
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Hi I have 4 children 20, 17, 16 and 15. In order of Girl boy girl boy ! My eldest (past- I mean in 12, 14 and 15 years old she engaged in self-harm) and now my youngest is self-harming. I have him professional help, but 4 weeks in I don’t know anything or had any feedback how we can help. I am using my previous experience with our eldest and I am way calmer and less dramatic, however feeling in the dark and there is no communication from anyone to us as parents- I now what’s the “why” is not the most important but help how to support is very much needed and nothing is being communicated by the doctor, school counsellor or psychologist to us. Nothing is changing , my son is a non communicator since forever, he refuses to go to training or games in his chosen sport. I am self reasoning on his why reasons; he is still self-harming?, still not interested in life? or being bullied ? Depressed? I’m Feeling clueless and useless. How do we help at home whilst he receives help and confidentiality?
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