My cousin that lives with me is a senior in highschool. She is going through a tough time and i need some advice how to help her. Last monday she tried to kill herself. She never showed any signs. Her mother is severely bipolar, and while my cousin was in the hospital, they diagnosed her with bipolar as well. Shes on meds.
Im lost on how to help her, she wants to resume life as normal, but her emotions are everywhere. Shes scared, she doesnt want to be like her mother, she doesnt want to miss school or work, she really wants to go but she cant handle it. Her and her bf of almost 2 years love each other but they have their issues, she doesnt even want to be around him.
I dont know if its best to push her to be strong, make her talk about her feelings.
i dont know what kind of drs she needs, i dont know if she should go back to school or do it at home.
advice on bipolar, suicidal teen, ???
Asked by Anonymous at 7:56 AM on Feb. 13, 2013 in Teens (13-17)
The Dr. who put her on the meds or the hospital where she stayed should be able to provide you with resources for mental health. She needs counseling & possibly some adjustments to her medications. GL
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