15 year old easy child threatened to kill himself at school

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by upallnight, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Oh my, my poor easy child. He's 15 and he told a friend yesterday that his life is not fun, and he wants to kill himself. She told the guidance counselor who spoke to him. The GC said that he is depressed and he can tell just by looking at him that he's sad. He has no expression on his face, or voice, the flat affect. I also notice he isn't eating, he never eats breakfast and he brings his lunch money back home.

    I got a call at work, they wouldn't let him go home on the bus and husband and I went to the school and they told us he wanted to talk. Well he only wanted to talk to husband and husband said that he'll be ok. Well, the insurance co. told me to take him to the ER. husband and easy child said no.

    I'm crying because I love that kid, and I really am between a rock and hard place. I'm worried, husband doesn't think the ER is needed. I hope he's right. difficult child came over and easy child had fun with difficult child.
  2. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    If he isn't going to the ER, I'd suggest a therapist who has REAL training in suicide and depression get called immediately. Maybe even call the crisis center tonight. An ounce of prevention can go a long way, and he needs a trusted therapist right away. Can you could talk to someone at a local crisis center tonight and see if they can get him in to see someone tomorrow?
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I'd skip the therapist and go straight to a Psychiatrist who can diagnose and, if necessary, prescribe medication. Then he will likely suggest a therapist who he works with. I wouldn't wait too long. Poor kid :<
  4. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Alyssa, I second MWM's and Klmno's advice. A good psychiatrist who understands suicide, can diagnose and provide medications in conjunction with a therapist.

    Poor easy child. Saying prayers and sending hugs.

  5. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am so sorry. I think calling a psychiatrist ASAP is in order. He needs a psychiatrist and a therapist who understand suicide and depression.

    Thank the Heavens for the friend who spoke to the Guidance Counsellor - that is a TRUE friend.
  6. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    I am so sorry. You must be terrified and eyes on him at all times. Yes, address this ASAP. ER is a way to get help fast. However, I know how you are feeling, I didn't want to go the ER route either. If you have a psychiatric hospital nearby, you can call them and set up an assessment.
  7. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I agree a good psychiatrist is needed. I'm dealing with my easy child being very depressed (no suicide threats) and it is so hard to watch them in so much pain. Gentle hugs to you tonight.
  8. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    <hugs> we've been there, more then once, listen to your heart.

    Is the school requiring he have an evaluation b4 returning to school?
  9. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I am so sorry. How sad. But good that you know what he's thinking. I agree with-the others ... get a good psychiatrist and perhaps some medications.
  10. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I hope you can help easy child. Being a teen is hard enough. Suffering with depression or anything more severe is so hard.
    Listen to your Mommy heart... watch him. Do not hesitate to help him.
  11. Jena

    Jena New Member

    I just wanted to jump in and offer my support to you and your family. I hope that you have made some headway in locating a dr since your post. It can be so so difficult. My heart goes out to him.