Hi All, I am at a total loss what to do. In Summary Miss 15, self harmer, depression and anxiety. A number of compounding factors contributing. She has been in some form of therapy since she was 5 years old starting with group sessions for children of separated families and moving into one on one sessions. In most recent years involvement with headspace, CAHMS, school councilor and psychologist. Miss 15 has been provided with tools, safety plans, strategies over the years. All which she either doesn't do or they are short lived. To add to this she is supposed to be taking Vit D, Iron and Vit B and multivit. All recommended by the GP and dietitian after blood tests. She doesn't have the best eating habits so her weight is being monitored too. I am struggle to get her to take the supplements she needs. She knows that will assist in improving her energy mood and daily functioning but she will not take them consistently. She is not on any prescribed medication (yet). She will not swallow tablets. I am finding myself getting frustrated as when she does take these we start to see improvements and then it all stops and falls apart again. It so inconsistent! How do you encourage your teen to implement the strategies suggested and to take the required supplements?
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I have just discovered reach out as we are hosting Fairy Bread Day today at work. I am mum of 2 girls Miss 15 and Miss 5. I have a wonderful supportive partner who is Bi dad to my girl 5 years and a very supported step-dad to Miss 15. I work FT in a very busy and demanding job. Our family loves to go on lots of adventures, we try and experience as much as we can in our lives. We love to go to festivals, concerts, charity event, day trips and holidays doing all the tourist things! I have joined to network with other parents who are supporting teens with mental health challenges. I look forward to exploring the forums and connecting with others
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