Hi there , My 15 year old Teen is taking all sorts of illicit drugs and constantly running away from home to do so.She is eventually been found by police and comes home but will not engage in help in the community adolescent mental health team. She will not talk to anyone about any traumatic risky situations she has got herself into when out of home and lately had been getting very angry and resorts to verbal threats of wanting to kill me and throws belongings around breaking stuff .I think she is going through withdrawals as she is so tired ,very hungry , moody, has cold like symptoms and is having bad nightmares. I try to remain calm but am struggling with it all . Her general health is not good .She doesn't take care of herself hygiene wise .I am engaged with community mental health for her and she has taken herself to hospital a few times begging to be admitted for help but no one will help her as they claim she doesn't fit the criteria ,even though she has taken drugs to try and kill herself ,stated verbally she wants to kill herself .Our adolescent mental health system is broken and I as her mum do not know what to do to help her particularly since she refuses all community help . Any suggestions or ideas to help get us through this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you x
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Hello there , Yes this is my first time coming here .I was sitting last night googling looking for ideas on how to cope with the worry of not knowing where may child is and I came across this site. My child is 14 and has runaway a few times .Last time was because of bullying at school and she didn't want to go anymore .This time I have no idea why she has left .I thought we were going ok ,have enrolled her in new school and she was booked in to see a psychologist. We talked about everything well so I thought . Thanks for your reply I appreciate it .
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