Need Help NOW

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by tina duann, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. tina duann

    tina duann New Member

    difficult child 1 is depressed right now. I am not sure what to do. He says that he has different things going through his head all the time. He says he wished he was dead. He is crying and sad and says he doesnt know why. He even said that he wanted to go to a hospital. I am scared and do not know what to do. I am so mad that I have him this disorder. God what do I do. I know he will not hurt himself but I am still worried. He told husband that he used a pillow to sufficate himself but it did not work. We are talking about a 9 yr old. Please help.
  2. judi

    judi Active Member

    I would say since he is telling you he wants to die, that an evaluation at a hospital should be the next step and tonight too.
  3. Liahona

    Liahona Active Member

    I'd be calling the crisis line for the psychiatrists office. I've done this before when difficult child 1 was hearing voices. Last sat difficult child 1 said he wanted to die. He got an apointment with the psychiatrist asap. Going to the hospital tonight isn't a bad idea either.
  4. amy4129

    amy4129 New Member

    Not only is he saying he wants to die....
    he had a plan....
    he tried the plan....
    in my humble opinion....
    hospital evaluation now!
    Better he is mad at you than not here to be mad at you.
  5. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Concerta can cause depression. In addition, your difficult child's Lamictal may not be at a high enough level. You need to call the psychiatrist ASAP.
  6. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts


    Time to call for help...or head to ER. This is a situation that needs immediate attention.

    Sending positive strong thoughts your way.
  7. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    I, too, agree it's time to head to the ER. A nine year old talking of suicide and admitting to have tried is a big red flag. I hope everything will be okay. Hugs and prayers coming your way.
  8. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I agree he needs an emergency evaluation at the hospital now. Bring all the medications he's been taking and update when you can. {{{Hugs}}}
  9. kris

    kris New Member

    <font color="blue">do not pass go....get him to the ER immediately.

    kris </font>
  10. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yup, this is a sign of an urgent need for help. Even if this moment is OK for him, you need quick help that only an ER can provide.
  11. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    Keep us posted, Tina. Hope you can find some immediate help for him.
  12. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    You've gotten good advice. I hope you take him to the ER. He needs the pros to evaluation him.

    Please keep us posted.

  13. gottaloveem

    gottaloveem Active Member

    How are things this morning? Did you go to ER last night.

    I'm sorry, things sound difficult right now.
  14. oceans

    oceans New Member

    The hospital is the best and safest place for him right now. Take him to the ER, or call the psychiatrist asap. He needs more help than you can give him right now.
  15. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Please update when you can. I hope you went to the ER last night. I hope difficult child 1 is feeling better soon!!! I don't have anything to add to what the others have already said. Just thinking of you and sending cyber hugs. WFEN
  16. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    How are things going this morning?

    TYLERFAN New Member

    Please bring him to the ER.

    God Bless,
  18. amy4129

    amy4129 New Member

    How is your little guy this am. Can you plese update as we are concerned.
  19. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Tina, I'm waiting to hear how he is -- please let us know.

    Love, Esther
  20. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Tina, I am hoping you went tothe ER and your little guy is being helped. I'll be watching for your update. (((HUGS))) -RM