my son attempted suicide.

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by nurseangel44, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. nurseangel44

    nurseangel44 New Member

    My 20 year old son tried to commit suicide yesterday. I called MOBILE CRISIS, they came out, evaluated him, then he got a police escort to a local mental health center for help. His father has his self esteem in the ground. An abusive father has a strong impact on a son; no matter what age. Please keep my son in your prayers ♥ I love my baby boy so much, and to know he wants to end his life because of how he was made with autism, and because his father thinks he is worthless. I thank God I found him before he could complete the action.
    I am glad I found this page, I am sorry for all you all have been through, hopefully talking with other parents who have experienced this, it will help me cope and understand.
    His father is out of the home and has protective order against him from all the family
    Lasted edited by : Jan 24, 2012
  2. David645

    David645 New Member

    Nurseangel44, I'm sorry to hear that you went through the suicide attempt with your son as well. It's a horrible experience for a parent to go through, but thankfully he wasn't successful. He'll need extensive counseling/therapy to overcome his problems, especially since his dad has been a large part of the problem. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  3. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I am so sorry for you and your son being in such a sad place. I hope the center will be of help to your son to help him become a healthy, happy individual that he can be proud of!

  4. Bean

    Bean Member

    How absolutely frightening. Big hugs and healing thoughts, prayers. I, too, hope he is able to get some help.
  5. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Nurseangel, I'm so sorry that such devastating circumstances brought you here, but so very glad you found this forum. It truly is a soft place to land.
    I too hope that your son will get the help he requires from the centre.

    Sending hugs.
  6. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm so sorry this happened, I know it's very frightening. My Youngest deliberately overdosed three times while in high school and it was a horrible thing to go through. I'm glad your son is safe now, and in a place where he can get the help he needs. Don't forget to take care of yourself through this.

    Also just FYI, I edited your post to remove the name of the treatment center for privacy reasons.
  7. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    I am so sorry! Thank heavens he was not successful.
  8. FlowerGarden

    FlowerGarden Active Member

    I am sorry to hear about your son. I am glad you got to him and he is in a safe place where he will get the help he needs. Please make sure you get some rest.
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    ((((((((((hugs)))))))))) I am SO SORRY. What a terrifying ordeal! I am glad he is in a safe place, that you were able to stop him, and that you have his father OUT.

    I hope that time and therapy can help him see what an amazing future he can have. Autism means he is different, and that his father is stupid enough to not see how special he is. Not special as in "Special Education" but special as in unique and wonderful with an individual perspective on the world that makes him very wonderful. I hope that he can use his passions to carve out a life that will be fulfilling and meaningful.

    In this case, living well to the fullest of his unique abilities truly will be the best revenge on his father. If nothing else will motivate him, sometimes that can get a person going in the right direction. My son was much younger when he tried, and it was wanting to show those who made him feel worthless that they were stupid idiots (his words) that got him to accept the help he needed and start down the right road.

    Please, if you don't have a therapist for yourself, get one. If you do have one, don't miss appts. YOU need this to help cope as much as your son does. This is one of the most traumatic things a parent can go through, and you need help too.

    Hugs and prayers to all of you. may the fleas of a million camels infest his father's nether regions and may he know the pain that he has caused firsthand.
  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    (((((hugs))))) and a warm welcome to the board, although I wish you'd have found us under better circumstances.

    I'm glad your son was not successful and that he is in a place now where he can get some help. But don't forget to get some help for yourself too. Living with an abusive spouse takes it's toll.

    I'll keep both you and your son in my prayers.
  11. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Welcome to the board. I'm glad that your son is in a safe place now where he can get the help he needs.

  12. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Hi and welcome. So very sorry for you and your son. sounds like you did great under pressure. I also think you have done amazing handling the protective order too... I hope it brings him some peace.

    HUGS, Dee
  13. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I am so sorry nurseangel. This has to be one of the most terrifying things to happen.

    When you get a chance could you please give us some background on your son and make a signaure so we know a little about you.

    Take care of yourself and I'm glad your son is in a safe place.

  14. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    I'm so very sorry Nurseangel44. Thank goodness you got to him in time and that you are strong enough to protect him from the father.
    Sending good thoughts and prayers for good care for your son, continued personal strength and better days in the near future.
  15. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Welcome to the board NurseAngel. I am so sorry you had to come find us under such dire circumstances. I hope your son comes out of this in a much better frame of mind. I cant understand a father doing that to his son when he was in that frame of mind but their are such creatures out there...this I know first hand. I do hope both you and your son get some excellent therapy. He can have a happy life ahead of this.

  16. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Welcome to the board. I am so sorry about your son. I hope he gets the help he needs to cope with his autism and his abusive father.